Photo by Arno Muller
We both really liked En Attendant Ana's 2020 album Julliet. The Parisian band are back with new music, the single "Principia." I had described them previously as if Stereolab decided to rock out a bit more, but that description doesn't really fit this new song. "Principia" is much more laid back than previous singles from En Attendant Ana, although they do keep some of the indie rock noise going. It's almost dream pop, but it's more Tanya Donelly solo than Belly. It still combines indie pop and indie rock, although this one leans more into the pop side of things while keeping a foot planted firmly in rock. It's great to see a band change up their sound this much without losing sight of what we came to love about their music.
Bandleader and principal songwriter Margaux Bouchaudon says of the upcoming album:
“One of the most important points we tried to focus on was the place given to each instrument. For the first time, we withdrew parts, we were careful not to play everyone at once and I think that the result is a much lighter album in which every musician has a specific place and moment”.
You can watch the video for "Principia" below. Principia, the album, is due out February 24 on Trouble in Mind, and can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp. For more on En Attendant Ana, check out the band's Facebook and Twitter.