Anemone might be the brainchild of Montreal’s Chloé Soldevila but it’s the chemistry between each band member that really brings the band to life. Recently, the band announced their debut album Beat My Distance on Luminelle Records, to be released onFebruary 15th.
Today, they are releasing a new song from the album entitled “She’s The One,” which follows on the heels of previously released singles “Daffodils” and “Sunshine (Back To The Start).” Speaking on the origins of the track, Soldevila explains:
“‘She’s The One’ is about two paradoxical tendencies/patterns in relationships and how they work against each other. The first one is where you become infatuated and idealize someone, thinking they are ”the one” until you really get to know them; the other tendency is to protect yourself and stay independent. Closing yourself off from getting to know someone and potentially missing out on a great connection. ‘She’s The One’ is the prequel to ‘Bout de toi’ although it’s being released after. The mood of it, the percussions; ‘She’s The One’ came together very quickly in the studio, as we had a strong desire for an upbeat, dancy song. It brought a new energy to our set which has really shaped our live show.”
Anemone formed after Soldevila met Zachary Irving at a show, then soon after Miles Dupire-Gagnon at a bar, and he then introduced her to Gabriel Lambert. The musical connection was immediate, and he four began working on songs together soon after. Samuel Gemme was a friend and sound engineer who worked on their recordings, spending so much time in the studio with them that he eventually joined the band. The final lineup of Anemone was set.
“Something happens when we’re all onstage together,” says Dupire-Gagnon “It’s really special. There’s nothing else like it.” Lambert agrees. “The focus of the live show is to make people loose, getting them to dance, breaking people out of their shyness. Making people go crazier and crazier every night. Our mission was to capture that feeling on the record.”
Beat My Distance plays just as well full-volume on a stereo as it does through headphones, reminding listeners that first and foremost, Anemone is a real live band, not just a solo bedroom studio project. This is music to be blasted from car speakers and at parties, a communal experience intended to be shared, the kind of emotional catharsis that can pack a dance floor-sometimes even packing the stage as well- and bring an entire room full of strangers together.” The music comes from a place of joy and freedom,” says Dupire-Gagnon “It’s not all planned out. It’s a party for real.”