Anoraak delivered a nice surprise yesterday by sending out the first song that’ll end up on his first full length. It only took one listen to be transported back to 2008, hearing Frederic’s music for the first time. Not much has changed since the first time we heard ‘Nightdrive with You’ and thats fine by us. This is just getting us that much more excited for the release this summer.
Above Your Head is a smooth journey of heartbreak and love, just as we’d except from Anoraak. Its the kind of song that makes you want to forget anything and everything bad that people have done to you. Its the perfect kind of song to listen to alone, because it brings out such conflicting emotions that you need to pay attention just to filter through whats going on. I imagine that people could turn this song into a great love song, or a heartbreaking tale of love lost.
The one thing we’ve always maintained about this kind of music is that generally its melancholy, heartbreaking, and yet at the same time hopeful and triumphant. Much like with Nightdrive With You, this song reaches those feelings and takes them into the sky.
Its a song for midnight drives and long nights staring at the ceiling. For beautiful girls and losing yourself to someone else. We talk about themes of innocence a lot with this kind of music, but Anoraak and his songs take things to an entirely different level. You cant HELP but feel like youre 12 years old, before any of the real world could get to you and break you down.
All in all, its just great to hear Anoraak back in the fold.