‘Thank Me Later’ is yet another tantalizing addition to an enthralling new chapter of Anna of the North. A powerful follow-up to her defiantly raw singles ‘Leaning On Myself, and it’s equally powerful follow up ‘Used To Be’, ‘Thank Me Later’ is Anna of the North in full control. It's daydream pop brimming with the bold outlook of a woman taking charge in the modern age.

Credit: Harry Barber

Credit: Harry Barber

Asking Anna about 'Thank Me Later,' she remarks: “I’m super excited about this song. It’s the first song I wrote towards this next record. There are so many songs where girls get objectified and controlled by the powerful and rich front man, made out to be all sexy and cute. I’m a front woman and this is a chance for me to get my own back. As well as to remind the guys that it’s not all about the money and that they can be sexy and cute too."

The accompanying video premieres today too. Set in a sugar-coated dystopian diner where love isn’t quite what it seems, ‘Thank Me Later’ is a wholly infectious and hugely uplifting soundtrack that plays through the speakers as the most unlikely of romances begins to bloom.

ogether, the tracks shared thus far from her hotly anticipated second record, finds a woman making a clean break with her past as much as she is still exploring the possibilities of a future on her own terms. Anna’s debut album, ‘Lovers’ continues to take on an unexpected life of its own: over 200 million streams, these songs of heartache, guilt and the tentative joys of moving on have united a rich global audience in their intimate shared experiences. Few modern artists, too, could appear as at home working with Tyler, the Creator (Anna lent her vocals to two tracks on ‘Flower Boy’) and Rejjie Snow as they are duetting with HONNE, playing with Anderson Paak or landing a viral remix by The Chainsmokers. The record’s word-of-mouth success culminated in the title track taking off via a surprise sync in Netflix’s seminal smash hit ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’, though it’s a story that keeps evolving: ‘Lovers’ is still streaming over 100K times per day, nearly a year after the film's release, and made the top 100 charts in 171 countries. Anna of the North’s is a modern-day slow-burn fitting for songs to fall in love to, and an artist even more people, you sense, are about to fall in love with…

All of which has led Anna to where she finds herself in now, as she puts the final touches on her second album. That rare songwriter who strikes an emotional chord regardless of continent, collaborator or genre. A pop star who has perhaps always been hiding in plain sight.

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