American songwriter AM Higgins, weaves a divine tale about nature on “Anchors,” the secong single from her upcoming debut album Hymning. With a minimal but meditative melody underpinned by Higgins’ powerful, soaring vocals the transportive piece builds slowly as an ode to the creatures of the Earth.
Combining the harmonic lilt of bells and strings with layers of electronics from Joshua Dumas and the grounding sensibility of mandolin, organ chords and drums from Jason Toth, the track mixed Sufjan Stevens’ long-time collaborator Casey Foubert paints a vivid picture of the world, as nature bloomed and flourished in the absence of humanity during the pandemic.
Dreamy yet rooted in realism, “Anchors,” is a lush sonic journey that soothes our mind and soul as the warm vocals of Higgins ushers us into a sense of comfort. Offering us a come down from the fast buzz of live, it weaves a mystical feel of home with its self-reflective lyricism and intricate instrumentals.
Born in America and living in southwest France, Annie Toth transformed from a quiet child crafting musical stories on the piano to a musician led by the wilderness and purity of nature. Delivering a backdrop of organ baths, drums, electronics and empty space, Higgins’ artistry is one that surrounds you completely, drowning you in the peace it brings alive. With Hymning on the way, “Anchors,” gives us an early sneak peek of her collection of modern-day hymns founded on personal experiences.
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