After a false start with Island Records Annie's fantastic second album 'Don't Stop' is now getting a release. It's out in two months, a few tracks have disappeared and a few more tracks have taken their place.
The press release:
BRAND NEW ALBUM!
RELEASED ON OCTOBER 19th 2009
Norwegian Cool-Pop postergirl ANNIE throws down her brand new album ‘DON’T STOP’ on Smalltown Supersound Records on October 19th 2009.
A collection of sublime hooks stirred into a melting pot of blazing pop beats, singalong choruses and some odd, twisted darkness here and there ‘DON’T STOP’ is the POP SOUND OF NOW!
‘DON’T STOP’ is ANNIE’s second album and highlights that she is right at the forefront of 2009’s brilliantly varied musical landscape. It’s an album that sounds both instantly catchy and utterly beguiling, mainstream and underground all at once. A totally independent and self-created artist, ANNIE is a rare popstar – one who has written and created her own album – as well as personally assembling her own team, including her producers and musicians.
Complementing ANNIE’s pick ‘n’ mix, Pitchfork-to-Popjustice, genrehopping pincer movement are an array of handpicked associates: ‘DON’T STOP’ reunites ANNIE with Timo Kaukolampi and Richard X — collaborators from her debut album – and introduces a host of new friends like Paul Epworth, Xenomania and Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos. It’s an eleven-course feast for the modern musical connoisseur, an effortless blend with ANNIE centre stage, the NME declaring ‘with ‘poppy’ becoming every Indie ne’er-do-well’s buzz word there may be some confusion as to what good pop actually is. Answer: Annie.’
‘DON’T STOP’ makes perfect sense of pop’s brilliant extremes; this is, after all, the work of a woman whose cat Joey was named after her favourite Ramone and her favourite New Kid On The Block.
’DON’T STOP’ Tracklisting:
My Love Is Better
I don´t Like Your band
Songs Remind Me Of You
Take You Home
When The Night
Heaven And Hell
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