Words: Saam Das
The newest single from Miami twosome ANR came out at the end of August and would have been a strong contender for single of the month. Except I only heard it today when I saw the new video (embedded below). But I'm really grateful I did as it's a such a brilliant and simple dose of powerpop.
I perhaps misuse the word "simple" in relation to 'It's Around You' - the layered production brings forth all kinds of sounds and instruments but at its heart, there's a magnificent simplicity. It's all about the mesmerising hooks and pop melodies.
I kind of get the feeling that most of their other stuff isn't nearly as good. But this is gold. Neon Gold, in fact. As you can download the track for absolutely free at Neon Gold who also released the track on 7" vinyl.
STREAM: ANR - It's Around You by 10Kislands
Purchase 'It's Around You' at Neon Gold. Find more on the band at anrmiami.com.