BEST OF THE WEEK - APPLE MUSIC
DEBUT ALBUM - OUT NOW
The best new gem on the US alternative scene, ANIMA! are an enchanting Californian and South African duo.
A sincere female vocal spun with lush african harmonies in an electronic outfit, ANIMA!'s iconic sound is driven with a constant heartbeat of boutique drums, unexpected break-downs our build-ups to a euphoric epic.
Formed in Boston, Vicente recalls their first encounter, “ when I heard her voice, I was hooked. I thought, this one has something to say. Arielle is unique, enchanting, and beautiful.” Creating together ever since, they’re both influenced by their folk electronic contemporaries. Entirely self-produced, their exotic sounds will “give you one of most intriguing listens you will have this month ” - Hilly Dilly, Best New Artists of The Month
An LP written from their creative spaces in the redwoods of California and Africa, singer-songwriter Arielle Vakni and producer Vicente Espi described their work as self-defining to their own name "anima - the breath of life in each of us." Songs of urge, hope, absence, compassion, awareness, to superficiality, these songs are a heartfelt anthem to “reflections of the self.”
Inspired by their muses Sylvan Esso and Radiohead, the duo are devoted to writing new music that is truly unique. As a result, ANIMA! hold an unconventional electronic taste with a production flavored with pop, reggae, catchy Asian hooks to harmony driven development.
The 10 song LP includes their first viral hit singles, 'Crave', a new version of 'Breathe', 'You're Alive' and 'Silver Screen', which reached viral on Spotify Global Viral50, Apple Music - Best of The Week, to Domino Records - Best of Indie. Premiered on Indie Shuffle, Hilly Dilly, and EDM.com ANIMA! are gem to discover this 2016.
"NOT ONLY DOES THEIR MUSIC SOUND LIKE NOBODY ELSE’S,
BUT THE MORE YOU LISTEN TO IT, THE MORE IT GROWS ON YOU—AND THAT’S ALWAYS AN AMAZING THING."