Change‘ is the brand new album by Anika, the first solo music from the Berlin based artist in 8 years. The intimacy of its creation and a palpable sense of global anxiety are seemingly baked into the DNA of Change. Spread across nine tracks, the central feeling of the record is one of heightened frustration buoyed by guarded optimism. The songs offer skittering, austere electronic backdrops reminiscent of classic Broadcast records or High Scores-era Boards of Canada, playing them against Anika’s remarkable voice—Nico-esque, beautifully plaintive, and—in regards to the record’s subject matter—totally resolute.
A British ex-pat and former political journalist, Anika has collaborated with Beak>, Tricky and released two albums with Mexico City’s Exploded View to great acclaim.
A1 Finger Pies
B1 Sand Witches
B2 Never Coming Back
B5 Wait For Something