Programmers and audiophiles, get ready to fall in love with Seattle’s indie-pop singer Anne-Simone.
Singer/songwriter and software engineer Anne-Simone is gearing up for the release of her new album, “Bittersweet”, out January 11th.
Right off the bat, she shows off her nerdy charm in the very first track of the album “Bittersweet” with lyrics that form an actual computer program. “Digitize Me” is a gorgeous example of technology and art melding into something new and original. According to her it is a literal interpretation of the well-known belief that “programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.”
Watch the music video to see exactly what she means:
Behind that futuristic indie pop is a strong artistic manifesto and a vast range of influences. Her musical inspirations range from classic to today’s top 40s and, of course, her own life experiences. She’s simply drawn to “anything good and musically harmonious” as she puts it, though she’d much rather make music than talk about herself, so here is a summary in her own words:
“I am a citizen of the world.
I tread gently on this earth.
My glass is always half full.
I celebrate differences.
I believe music soothes the soul.
I aspire to be the change I want to see.”
Her proficiency on both the musical and the computer keyboard shows throughout the entire album, with the theme of human’s relation to technology and to each other lacing it all together. As an independent artist she creates everything herself and succeeds in combining her passion for coding with her musical talent.
The full album is out January 11th, but if you can’t wait that long you can find more from Anne-Simone at her website, Anne-Simone.com.