Anima & Ennui are a Danish, Copenhagen based duo. Their music has roots in folk textures, but their sound is also inspired by different styles as classical and electronic music and by artists as Steve Reich, Sam Shepherd Drake, Neil Young, and Justin Vernon. They defined their project as “the poet who seeks those golden moments of epiphany, only to recoil at the dark gravity of what has surfaced from his unconscious.
It is those beautiful, precious memories that, when filtered through a certain weary lens, make the present feel futile and dull. It is the life spirit – the desire for life – that sometimes kills itself. Anima & Ennui is the eternal ebb and flow of inspiration and depression; two opposing yet coupled states.”
They announced the release of the debut album. An & En will be out on May 1st as self-release. They already shared “My Sun, My Moon“; today we have the pleasure to premiere a new track titled “Everything Will Be Aligned” which shows the refined complexity of the minimal and solemn sound, with a dark sound “carpet” and the deep and warm male vocals.
They explain: “Songwriting is – in most cases – an intricate dance between the conscious and unconscious. In the case of “Everything Will Be Aligned” however, it was purely a creation of the latter. The song is a reflection on a downwards mental spiral that plagued me. It was an unraveling that birthed many of my songs, but had never lent itself as the subject for any.
Years later, after a particularly good day, Everything Will Be Aligned surfaced instantaneously into existence like a dark submarine emerging from calm water. Though I was initially taken aback by the intruding darkness of the song, I realized that it had been waiting to present itself to me; waiting until I had moved on enough to look back on this period of my life with gratitude instead of bitterness.
The song is a reminder that things will get better. However, as the reversed synth and piano at the end of the song allude to, it is also a reminder that things will get worse, and that this cycle will repeat and continue, on and on…”