Anabot Releases 60s British Fashion Inspired Video “(Don’t You) Fight Against the Tide” Out Now
With a nod to 60s Brit pop and fashion, Anabot's "(Don't You) Fight Against the Tide" video is by turns moody and intimate. Matching the song’s varying levels of brightness and optimism, the video features shifts in color and lighting. Front-woman Analise Nelson draws you in with her intense gaze and powerful voice and it's not long before you know, you won't fight against that tide. The video is available here!
“(Don’t You) Fight Against the Tide” will be available on Anabot’s self-titled debut, due out Jun. 12.
"As a musician in the digital age, I find myself torn between loving the warmth that can only come from analog recordings, looking up to older bands like ELO, The Beach Boys, and The Who," says front-woman and songwriter Analise Nelson, "but also being drawn and fascinated by modern electronic music." Anabot brings these worlds together on their self-titled EP, but not in a typical retro fashion. The songs that make up the EP hit a wide range of emotional as well as musical ground. "Queen Blues" asks the question, "is success and fame worth burning bridges or losing a sense of who you are?", while being driven by heavy guitar and piano hooks worthy of a Foxy Shazam record. The EP's first single, "I Am Not Afraid of the Dark" is a heartfelt and upbeat electronic-infused ballad about casting away the fears of intimacy and being close to someone. The EP closes with "(Don't You) Fight Against the Tide", which is a result of surf rock guitar riffs and catchy synth lines thrown into a musical blender.
Though she was born in Northern California, Nelson spent her days growing up in the mountainous area of Boulder, Colorado, surrounded by her parents' diverse taste in music. She grew up listening to classics like David Bowie and The Beach Boys, as well as a balance of jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Etta James. It wasn't long until California began calling her back to, Los Angeles, Nelson's current source of inspiration. "LA is a city known for its glamour, but I've found it's a city with a lot of guts," notices Nelson. "There are a lot of hardworking people just trying to make something of themselves, and seeing that struggle is incredibly inspiring."