What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Pop / Dance
Give us a little bio about you.
The face behind the video game industry’s addictive music is finally stepping out to release her long-awaited album ‘Nostalgia’ and you guessed it – it’s just the 2023 HyperPop project to light up your senses! Having thrived as the resident artist for Ubisoft’s Just Dance series and many more, ANEEA is taking matters into her own hands with this solo album. Fans can enjoy an exchange between synth-pop bangers, retro-pop elements and futuristic techno tracks to keep listeners on the edge of their seats. Kicking off with ‘Big Girl Now’, ANEEA reveals a bold infectious confidence, continued in tracks like fiery ‘Making Love to the Music’ and inescapably danceable ‘Gawjous’. The singer also explores heartbreak and longing in tracks like ‘One Last Kiss’ and earworm ‘What I said to You’. Production is of course sparkly clean, blending old 2000s soundscapes with the edgiest of trending Pop sounds. The album is even accompanied by visuals combining real-time technology and live music video footage produced by Myreze. Serving up a fun and compelling listen, ‘Nostalgia’ is a brand new start and a melting pot of Scandinavian Europop, a taste of what’s in store for the next albums to come. Join in on the fun with ANEEA now!
“THIS is the face of the singer millions of Brits have heard – but never seen” The Sun
Having spent years writing, performing and serving up her Pop material to the biggest names in the video game industry, Norwegian artist ANEEA is no stranger to the music scene. She stands alone as the first ever artist to be featured on Ubisoft’s Just Dance franchise, appearing as ANJA alongside powerhouses like Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Beyonce. This new album ‘Nostalgia’, is a nod to the stages of her career nas she went from living in her car, to studying at the Paul McCartney School in Liverpool and honing her skills as a songwriter. Her journey has taken her over to London, Barbados, L.A, and Montreal, Canada where her manager brought her singles to the likes of Ubisoft. It wasn’t long before she found a fan base in the gaming industry. ANEEA has now had a Top 3 iTunes hit with Fifa World Cup single ‘Champions in White’, performed at London Fashion Week and the MTV European Music Awards in Liverpool, as well as appeared in various games from Just Dance to Raving Rabbids! She’s built her status as the “the new Scandinavian princess of Pop” and she’s ready to live up to the name since moving back to Norway and working closely with international writers and producers.
What made you go into music?
Watching Michael Jackson’s mindblowing performances growing up made me grow a passion for music.
Who are your influences?
Robyn, Rihanna, Lady Gaga
Are you a signed?
No I’m independent and happy to be.
You released your new album ‘Nostalgia’, tell us more about the album.
The album was written throughout my journey from living in different parts of the world. From the UK to Barbados to when I was living in a Car in Los Angeles – while working with producers in the area – to when I got signed to a label in Canada working from Studio Piccolo where Celine Dion recorded all her albums. Some of the songs was written in my home country, Norway too on a writing camp together with Stedman from 5 star. So all in all the album represents a melting pot of pop / dance music produced and written with producers from around the world at different stages of my life which is why I decided to name it Nostalgia. Since the release the album has already been streamed over half a million times and heard from people from the US, UK, Brazil and many European countries.
Describe each track in two words.
The single that’s been streamed the most:
Gawjous: Danceable popmagic
What was the writing and recording process like?
The writing process was magical. Nostalgia is a mix of synth pop bangers with retro pop elements where we really had fun in the process – I think it shines through in the songs. I got to really tell my story and show what I can do with my voice. The production is blending old 2000s soundscapes with edgy Pop sounds. We usually start with a beat and some chords where I get to play around with melodies – then the lyrics and feeling or message I want to get across usually comes after. But I never have a set way of writing – its always best to just go with the flow and feel the vibe with those you are in the studio with.
Who did you work with on the single?
I worked with a range of incredible people on this album. Let me feel ya was written in Montreal in the Celine Dion studio at the time when we recorded the songs for the Just Dance Franshise. The dance track Gawjous which is the track that has been streamed the most since the release was written in Sweden with some great producers who have a track record working with Max Martin. I also worked with Ben Adams in the UK, while I was living in London on three of the songs from the album.
Will we see a music video for any of the tracks from Nostalgia and if so what can you tell us about the creative process you have planned.
You will see an exclusive VR music video coming during this summer!
Do you have any live shows coming up?
I will do a live performance in the VR universe this summer.
What else can we expect in 2023?
You can expect the rerelease of the Just Dance songs, an EP called Remix Mania with remixes of my best releases and the release of a single called “Thunderstorm” produced by Boom Jinx
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
As a global phenomenon – a hybrid real and virtual artist existing in the metaverse
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Follow your dreams – which the tattoo says on my right arm
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Lipstick, water, in ear, my mantra and a smile.