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I suppose when it comes to being an up and coming new artist, having your lyrics praised by Sir Paul McCartney is about as high a compliment as you can reasonable expect. Well that's exactly what happened to the Norwegian songwriter behind Anna Lena & The Orchids when she was lucky enough to receive a tutorial from the man himself a while back. Anna is set to release her debut EP in March and it sounds like the former Beatle isn't the only fan. Do a little searching around and you'll find plenty of gushing quotes, and to be honest we're inclined to agree with them.
The lead track to the EP is 'View Of My Sanity' which is a splendid alt-pop song and one that is instantly recognisable as being of a different calibre to most bright young things. Anna's voice exudes a warmth and a richness that could lend itself to spine-tingling moments if used the right way. It is used the right way on this track, but the mysterious and quite potent nature of the lyrical theme here lend themselves to a different emotion. There is a sadness and there is the sense of being lost, but it's hearing those words sung in that voice with such perfect, otherworldly production that marks Anna Lena & The Orchids out as quite possibly belonging to a different league.
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