Following our massive premiere Friday, we are heading to Sweden where we find our next act – TO. is back with “Down”, a downtempo, hypnotic lullaby, where TO.’s dark vocals are brought to the forefront. The soft tinkle of keyboard keys coexist with crashing percussion, exemplifying the deep mythos of TO.’s multilayered identity as an artist. Her creative work’s strength comes from subdued intrigue, and “Down” delivers that sound through a slick soundscape evocative of dark, futuristic cities of dreams. Listen to the exclusive first listen below and let yourself go.
TO. is Anna Melander’s solo project – a 24-year-old producer and songwriter from the north of Sweden. The artist name TO. is Japanese for duck – under the wings of TO. we find eerie productions inspired by the trap-movement. Her drone-like, seductive vocals float over the track and bears the sound of a futuristic Karin Dreijer Andersson in Fever Ray.
Anna started off as a twelve-year-old, to play electric guitar and write songs in a local indie band. After finishing high school the group went separate ways and Anna moved to Düsseldorf, Germany. Through the iconic german nightlife she got introduced to the electronic music scene. Without band members, she started to experiment on her own and a darker, innovative sound took shape. Her debut single “I AM” released earlier made a big splash on Soundcloud. Feverishly being added to playlists and re-posted by listeners.