Anaté document the long, slow road to self-awareness in the dark, dramatic video for their coming-out cut Confusion — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“My debut single Confusion talks about duality,” says Ana, the frontwoman of the Paris/Berlin downtempo duo. “It’s about the conflict between what we want and what we are ‘allowed to want,’ between who we are and expected to be … Between emotion and reason. We all experience moments of inner conflict like that. Confusion explores these contrasting concepts and invites us to embrace both.”
Produced by her musical partner Delman, mixed by Simone Coen and mastered by Giovanni “Meniak” Nebbia, the track fashions a slow, dark mood from Ana’s emotive and soulful voice, the rich tones of the piano, and a nocturnal trip-hop ambience. The song’s video was directed by Fausto Torelli Tulissi and was filmed in Berlin. It explores duality in images, pictured as a constant back and forth between the heavy reality and a “dream world” — our inner world. It follows Ana’s journey to the point where she is finally facing and embracing herself.
Confusion is the first single off Anaté’s upcoming debut album Confessions. The album will feature 10 tracks, and is described by Ana as a “journey that leads us to being who we are when no one is watching… Ten confessions shared as songs.” Anaté’s sound mixes influences from artists of the past and present, with arrangements inspired by iconic trip-hop bands such as Hooverphonic, Massive Attack and Morcheeba, while vocal melodies and harmonies remind of artists such as Sade, Dido and Amy Lee.