Sunday Morning paint a beautifully bleak portrait of hope and desperation with their intense single Anna Says — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
A lush, smouldering dream-pop ballad laced with searing guitar work and spectral backup vocals, the harrowing true-life tale is the latest chapter in the Vancouver band’s continuing arc through singer-songwriter Bruce Wilson’s dark and troubled past.
“I wrote Anna Says about someone I met years ago when I was still a heroin addict — a brief encounter that’s always stuck with me,” Wilson says. “Anna was much older than me and I was struck by her sense of hope and faith despite being haunted by the ghosts of her past — suspended in a purgatorial state waiting for release as the constricting nature of time narrowed around her. Speaking to her, I had flash of my possible future. A vision of being forgotten and discarded while still desperately trying to hang on to the light of love. Moments of clarity are often just that — moments — and they leave as quickly as they arrive, but Anna has endured. Her pure beauty remains unshakeable by time.”
She’s not alone. Since forming in a small hotel room on Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, Sunday Morning have continuously proven themselves to be a force in musical innovation. Conceived by veteran Vancouver musician Wilson, Sunday Morning — who share their name with a track by The Velvet Underground and Nico — released their self-titled debut album to widespread acclaim in 2016. Collaboration is the cornerstone of Sunday Morning’s success — in the past five years, Wilson has worked with a veritable who’s who in the Vancouver scene, including his long-time collaborator and friend Stephen Hamm (Slow, The Evaporators), Dave Genn (54•40, Matthew Good) and JP Carter (Destroyer), to name just a few. The band’s core currently consists of producer and guitarist Felix Fung (Girlfriends//Boyfriends), bassist Max Sample (The Ballantynes), drummer Shawn Marazek (The Evaporators) and singer-keyboardist Jovana Golubovic (Les Chaussettes).
Sunday Morning present their narrative in a breathtaking collage of genres. From rock ’n’ roll to rich dream-pop, their fresh approach to music and art engages on a pure and visceral level. Sunday Morning are dedicated to exploring the wide spectrum of emotion and seek to bridge the duality of the human experience. Anna Says was produced and recorded by Felix Fung at Little Red Sounds Studio, and mixed by award-winning producer Chris Birkett (Sinead O’Connor, Buffy Sainte-Marie). Guitar virtuoso Dave “Double D”Dykhuizen stopped by the session to add his unmistakable, soulful flavour to the track.