London based writer and singer Anna Aarons has soul running through her veins, and ‘Since You Went Away’ is gorgeous in its construction. Carefree and feel-good, Anna’s vocal becomes hypnotic amongst the glowing instrumentation.
Discussing the release, Anna Aarons discusses:
“’Since You Went Away’ is inspired by an Amy Winehouse track from her first album Frank, ‘October Song’, which is a version of Sarah Vaughan’s ‘Lullaby of Birdland’. As soon as we discovered an old recording of my late grandmother singing the Sarah Vaughan song ‘Passing Strangers’, I knew I had to make something of it. It’s amazing to be able to have my late grandmother, who I never met, sing on one of my tracks with me! My late Grandpa’s whistle is right at the end, too. ‘Since You Went Away’ follows singles ‘Words’ and ‘Her’, all depicting female family influences in my life, with artwork created by contemporary artist Sarah Beth, my little sister.”
With it’s climbing structure and jubilant ending, ‘Since You Went Away’ is one of our favourite songs of this year.