Annie Hart is best known as one-third of Au Revoir Simone, the beloved all-female synth trio that counts David Lynch as a superfan. But with the eight tracks on her solo debut, “Impossible Accomplice”, Annie will emerge as an electrifying artist and producer in her own right.
During Au Revoir Simone’s hiatus, she has been crafting pop songs on classic synthesizers, with a less-is-more approach, writing and engineering the record on her own in the basement of her Brooklyn home, sneaking sessions in while her children were sleeping. Greatly influenced by the spare synthesizer sounds of Laurie Spiegel and the electronic pop sensibility of artists such as Tubeway Army, Annie has embraced her love of meticulously crafting the perfect tone to match the emotion of a song.
“Be it melancholy, longing, memory, happiness or simple desire, l can think of no better way to explain my innermost world than by going past words and into the intuitive and visceral feeling that a particular sound can evoke within me.” In songs such as the first single, “Hard To Be Still” (featured on an upcoming episode of Netflix series, Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts), Annie cuts back the layers to reveal a rawer version of the dreamy synth pop her band was famous for forging.