Cambridge Singer And Songwriter Say Anise Releases ‘Morning Song’ | Music News
Say Anise is the moniker for London-based Cambridge singer, songwriter and musician Emily Barnett and “Morning Song” is the second and latest single from her forthcoming debut EP titled Say What You Want, which is set to be released next month.
According to Say Anise, the lyrics for “Morning Song” describe to the listener, “the very first things one notices and observes when waking up in the morning, whilst simultaneously contemplating the wider meaning of modern living“.
Sonically, the single starts from within its acoustic pocket, driven by acoustic guitar and bass arrangements, before expanding further into a full band offering, culminating in an interesting guitar solo to bring things back down.
Born into a musical family, with both of her parents as musicians, Say Anise played the violin and sang in choirs from an early age, she picked up the guitar for the first time in her teenage years, and the rest, as they say, is history. Before going solo though, she was part of a band that played the London circuit while she was in university.
Say Anise draws her influences from 60/70s California folk and the likes of David Bowie and Kate Bush, to more contemporary artists like Zero 7 and Flyte. Her music has often been described as “sweet and soaring acoustic-led swoon”, and while we wouldn’t argue against that characterisation, it is her vocals that really draw us in on “Morning Song” over the acoustic-led instrumentation.
Listen to “Morning Song” below:
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