The first single “Black Cat White Cat,” from Annalibera’s debut full-length Nevermind I Love You is here. Have you ever had an experience I’ve heard referred to as a “crygasm,” where you’re crying so hard you burst out laughing, shaken awake with the knowledge that even though your life situation may be currently twisted and fucked up, that the absurdity is actually rather hilarious because it’s all going to be okay? Our track of the week, the tune for the blizzard, sounds like that: a crygasm. Not to mention, it’s named after a couple of cats, and who doesn’t want to curl up with a couple of cats while working from home and questioning life decisions as our city is blanketed with snow and pelted with ice?
According to Anna Gebhardt of Annaliberna, the voice and mastermind behind the track, “It became an anthem for me about how we all treat the ones we love like shit sometimes, and wishing I could go back and treat everyone I love as perfectly as they deserve and enjoy every moment I ever had with them, instead of focusing on the future.”
Gebhardt studied classical music in college, and after being thrown into the fine arts found herself seeking salvation in her creations, such as the synth-enhanced folk tune “Black Cat White Cat.” The folk influence is a nod to her roots, Gebhardt spent her childhood on a farm in Nebraska.
So grab your cat, stock up on wine and grilled cheese supplies, and hunker down for the blizzard to the soaring joyful melodies paired with dark lyrics of human flaw and redemption.
Nevermind I Love You is set for release via Sump Pump Records on March 24. Listen to “Black Cat White Cat” below.