Anna Of The North Bring Out Scandi-Pop’s Sensitive Side

Norway-based duo share a lovelorn video for “The Dreamer.”

October 20, 2015

You know when you go through a break up and then end up texting your friend for an hour about how you definitely don’t care about them? Norway-based duo Anna of the North have made a sweet, sad synth-pop song for those tumultuous times, built around the plaintive hook “it’s not about you, it’s not about you any more" and a tsunami of percussion. Filmed in their lush home town of Jessheim, 40 minutes outside Oslo, the video shows flashes of singer Anna Lotterud during day-to-day tasks—a cup of morning kaffe, a familiar cycle ride—while driven to distraction by a heavy heart. "The scenic shots are pretty essential in this music video” Lotterud explained to The FADER in an email. "We didn't want there to be too much of a storyline, but I guess it's about a girl who is getting herself back together after a break up, but constantly being reminded of her ex when she's out with other people.”

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“The Dreamer” follows the duo’s debut single “Sway”, and is out on 20 November via Different Recordings / Honeymoon / Hub.

Anna Of The North Bring Out Scandi-Pop’s Sensitive Side