Today Annie Hart releases “What Makes Me Me” off her upcoming album Weight of a Wave.
“I wrote this song when I was feeling incredibly down about myself. I felt like the only thing I was good at was feeling gratitude – but at the same time, I was so melancholy. I pulled a trick from Belle and Sebastian’s hat and made this as cute, sing-alongable, and folky as I could. If I was going to feel bad about myself, why not have fun with it?” -Annie Hart
Annie Hart is is a New York City-based composer, songwriter, and performer. She made her name with David Lynch favorites and Twin Peaks alums, indie synth trio Au Revoir Simone, and has since branched into a wide-ranging solo career. Her new album, The Weight of a Wave, is an upbeat, fun blend of her DIY punk roots and love of new-wave-inspired vintage synthesizers. Recorded primarily in her basement and at several arts residencies around the world, it was mixed in parts by Jorge Elbrecht (Japanese Breakfast, Hatchie), Joshua Druckman at Outlier Inn (Nude Party, Snail Mail), and Justin Pizzoferrato (Wild Pink, Dinosaur Jr.).