Anna of the North has released her brand new single “Leaning On Myself”, the first taste of her upcoming album which will be the follow-up of her critically-acclaimed debut Lovers.
This new release also marks the start of Anna’s future tour around North America starting on April 19th. But for the European fans, you can still enjoy her future London show on March 25th.
The uniquely beautiful and melancholic “Leaning On Myself”, is describing a period of self-exploration and reflection that Anna’s has described like this:
“I’ve been writing a lot of music the past year. Leaning On Myself is one of the songs that came out of it, maybe one of my favourite songs. I remember flying home from the States where we wrote it, and I started crying. I kind of realised I’d written the soundtrack of my life one year ago. There was a point where I went through a lot of shit, and I wasn’t feeling very well. I had one big break down where I called my mom and just knew I had to change my ways. I had to cut some people out of my life, the people I loved, but I knew weren’t really good for me. It was tough. But I’m good now. Every time I listen to this song it takes me back to that moment. It’s fucking sad but also powerful. I’m very grateful for where I am today. In the end you only have yourself, you know, and I guess that’s ok.
Enjoy the surreal and ethereal video for “Leaning On Myself” (directed by Noah Lee) below: