Anne Marie Bush is a singer hailing from Denmark. She’s been writing songs for others since the turn of this century, singing backup since 2002 (on Britney Spears’ cover of “I Love Rock’n Roll”), and recording and releasing her own singles since 2005.
Her first self-release single, “SupaSexual,” was a top 10 hit on the Danish singles charts and received heavy airplay on Danish radio for well over a year. Her 2010 single “Feel U” was featured in the film “Every Day,” starring Helen Hunt and Liev Schreiber. Anne Marie Bush’s first full length album “UnZipped” — actually two distinct EPs released together — is due out on November 12th. She has slowly been releasing singles leading up to the release, including most recently “I Won’t Run Away” and “Fly” from the R&B leaning half of the album, and “U Belong to Me” from the club oriented half.
“Fly” is a gentle, piano-dominated ballad, more adult contemporary than R&B. Bush’s voice, slightly reminiscent of heyday Celine Dion, is complimented by bright, jazzy guitar licks. On “I Won’t Run Away,” the comparison to Celine Dion is even more clear — the track is heavy on the kinds of vocal acrobatics, high notes, soft verses, and big cinematic choruses that define much of the radio pop of the ‘80s and ‘90s. From the more upbeat half of the album is “U Belong to Me,” an interesting combination of piano ballad and synthy electronic dance sounds. My favorite track from the album, “2nite,” hasn’t been officially released yet. The most classically R&B track of the lot, Bush lays no-frills vocals over sparse drums, silky bass, and restrained synth.
“UnZipped,” is out next week — check out her site for streaming and download information.
**-written by Andrew Tobia of Indie Band Guru