Review: Anja McCloskey – ‘A Kiss’/'Black Coffee’Posted: January 7, 2012
Anja McCloskey’s decision to go solo was probably the best decision she has ever made. The former ‘Irrepressibles’ member releases her new single, ‘A Kiss’ next week on Sotones Records and it’s a folky whirlwind of goodness. Anja shows off her elegant vocal and impressive vocal scale, a fitting demonstration of how she is far too talented to be hiding amongst an orchestra of ten people, gaining no real exposure. Her past and vocals aside, the backing in ‘A Kiss’ is a decent run of swishy chamber pop, with McClosky’s accordion playing being her USP. It also features Thomas Tantrum’s David Miatt, who provides an manly contrast to Anja’s sweet sound. B-side ‘Black Coffee’ has a similar understated feel with her dramatic voice and sincere words, ‘You’re so far from the truth,’ 2012 is going to be a good year for folk with influence Sharon Van Etten releasing her third album and Anja already being featured as ‘Track of the Day’ by Q Magazine. It’ll be exciting to see what is in store for Miss McCloskey.