London based singer Annique’s voice is for an inner ear and an open heart. A soul singer’s instrument carrying the weight of past greats while trailing its own colours. Growing up in Rainham, Essex, Annique traveled out on the strength of her voice, working with the likes of The Streets, Gorillaz, and drum’n’bass outfit Step 13 before teaming up with UK producer Koby Israelite at his south London studio for a series of informal writing sessions that went on to become her debut ‘Heads Up’ album.
The 2015 release of ‘Heads Up’, under Berlin-based label Asphalt Tango, garnered critical acclaim and led to a host of vocal collaborations with Eastern European artists such as renowned gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia, alongside a number 1 in the Juno download charts with Balkan music stars Mahala Rai Banda. The album also sported a social message, and a viral hit across social media, for the track “So Many C**ts” is short for – well, hear it for yourself. “It’s not a protest song,” says Koby, “but it’s my favourite on the album. There’s an extra something to it, an emotion.”
„Annique proves herself a sharp-eyed lyricist with a tender, seductive voice, igniting a raft of deep-toned torch songs from modern-day London with her mix of soulfulness, eclectic jazz and world influences, and the cinematic soundscapes of collaborator.“ - Tim Cummings the Guardian
Annique has since gone on to release many more musical projects, and with the talent, she has at her fingertips, her future looks bright as she moves forward in the world of music constantly pushing boundaries to find new avenues to showcase her natural talent.