Now, more than ever, is it important to indulge in the little things that make us happy, and seek joy wherever we can. Food. Films. A meaningful phone call. And indeed, music that warms the skin and evokes memories of better days. And that’s exactly what San José emerging star Anja Kotar is putting out in the world, with her brand of blissful sun-soaked pop.
“Simple” – the latest track from the singer-songwriter – crackles gently into life with hypnotising guitar strings before Kotar’s undulating honeyed vocals builds into a crescendo for the addictive chorus. Written in the midst of lockdown, the song pays homage to the artist’s own experience and how she was forced to strip everything back creatively. With the track out now, watch this space for the official music video closely following suit next week.
“With global lockdowns, people were suddenly confined to their homes and life changed dramatically,” explains Kotar. “Surrounded by four walls and a door, we were sort of forced to turn inwards and start focusing on our true selves, free from all of the distractions and busy schedules of life as ‘normal’. With so much going wrong this year, I wanted to write a song about all of the good that has come out of it. I’ve always believed that one of the greatest and most useful skills to acquire in life is the ability to find the brightness in the darkest of spots and ‘Simple’ is my musical version of that.”
Listen to “Simple” below…