Annie Barker is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, currently living in the U.K. Her new EP, ...for a better place., is the follow-up to her 2007 debut album Mountains and Tumult. As with her debut, she enlisted the help of Dream Pop icon Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) in a role of producing, mixing and performing on the EP. While her debut didn't garner mass attention, it has steadily become a cult classic in the Dream Pop genre and some writers have placed her singing abilities amongst the ranks of Kate Bush, Lisa Gerrard, and Chrissie Hynde.Barker's ...for a better place. is a mini journey across the Atlantic, dealing with the hope and fears that surround a desire for change. She looks at how our decisions affect those who can't speak for themselves and gives agency to those without a voice. After Mountains and Tumult's more cerebral and intricately singer-songwriter styled songs, ...for a better place. sees Barker fit into the Dreampop and ethereal genre seamlessly, with its rich synth and electronic production elements, smooth songwriting style, and features a remix by the Danish Electronica/Ambient/Shoegaze artist Manual (aka Jonas Munk).
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