by Stephany Salamea
Don’t know whats taken me so long to write this review but Brooklyn based artist, Autre Ne Veut‘s second album Anxiety was easily one of the best of 2013. Where to start- Prince-like vocals, Whitney inspired lyrics, David Byrne influences- this album is definitely odd but in the best way. Arthur Ashin mixes R&B, EDM, and pop in an almost uncomfortable yet perfect way . His vocals are emotional, to say the least, and force us on a journey through heartbreak, despair, and of course, anxiety.
“Promises”, “Counting”, “Ego Free, Sex Free”, and “Play by Play” are all stand out tracks, however each song on this record is worth a listen. If you think Morissey feels all the feels, just wait til you hear this album.
Arthur Ashin might like to sing like no one is listening but thank god we are.