Anna of the North has shared a video for her cover of Cher’s ‘Believe’ The single is the title track off her current release, featuring five stripped-down tracks with a lo-fi and intimate aesthetic.
The video cuts between Anna ethereally flaunting a replica of Cher’s headpiece from the 1998 music video as she’s singing in a clear cage, surrounded by adoring fans, and Anna centre-stage in a club as people dance and fall in love in the crowd–which could not be more fitting for Anna, considering how she would close every show on tour with ‘Believe’ blasting over the speaker while she and fans danced together, effectively closing each set with a dance party. Having just wrapped a headline tour across North America when the pandemic hit and put live music on hold, Anna decided to record the cover as a tribute to her fans and tour. While the world is filled with turmoil, Anna’s rendition of ‘Believe’ is a beacon of light, serving as a reminder to believe that we can be the change we need right now.
Anna is proving herself to be the queen of acoustic, and her homemade tracks are perfect for dreaming up your own reality. On the inspiration behind ‘Believe’, Anna explains:
“This EP and the songs are very personal and inspired by the time we’re in right now. Every song was chosen cause they mean a lot to me, and have done for a very long time. ‘Lover Ghost’ was my jam when I moved to Australia all by myself and ‘Believe’ is my forever encore. Me and my fans have been dancing to that song after every show. This whole thing is kind of a throwback journey and a tribute to my fans. And it makes it even more special that everything is recorded at home and my dad is playing the piano. Just like the old days. When we were jamming together. Before I moved out, before Anna of The North was even a thing. Everything feels a bit weird and up in the air atm, and I just wanna close my eyes, lay down and think about different times.”
Anna of the North has worked with Tyler, the Creator (Anna lent her vocals to two tracks on ‘Flower Boy’ alongside Steve Lacy, Frank Ocean, and Rex Orange County) and Rejjie Snow as they are duetting with HONNE or playing with Anderson Paak.