Anaté keep falling into the same self-destructive traps on their new single One Last Time — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A preview of the Italian / German alt-pop duo’s upcoming album Confessions, the slow-burning, sultry track paints a revealing, personal portrait of addiction’s downward spiral and cyclical nature. Created while producer Andrea was traveling through Croatia, the electronic track is dark and brooding, surrounded by layered synths and singer-songwriter Ana’s rich, echoing vocals.
“It doesn’t point out any specific one,” the pair explain via press release. “An unhealthy relationship, substance abuse, addiction to a bad job, self-harm, etc … It was inspired by the thought of how most of us experience some of this in our life.”
Anaté were formed in 2019 when Andrea was searching for a vocalist to work with for a trip-hop project. A friend suggested Ana, who ended up sending Andrea “an awesome melody and perfect lyrics.” Meeting for the first time in Brussels weeks later, they found their musical chemistry was undeniable and continued to collaborate. Ana lives in Berlin, and is trained in classical piano. Andrea is based in Milan, and in addition to producing, played guitar in various bands for over a decade. Anaté’s influences encompass a broad range of genres and artists, including brit-pop, trip-hop, Pink Floyd, Lenny Kravitz, Massive Attack and Sade. Since joining forces, they have produced over 20 songs, the majority recorded remotely.