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Anna Lena's haunting vocal style has been described by UK press as 'beautifully unique' and 'ethereal', and the poetry and imagery in her lyrics show experience and conviction beyond her years.
She draws influences from St.Vincent, Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Bjork and Ane Brun. Whilst similarities can be observed between her and the above acts, a mixture of folk, alternative rock and ambient musical styles create a uniquely dark and beautiful sound.
Anna Lena & the Orchids will release a self-titled EP on March 8th 2013 which features 'View Of My Sanity', the single which turned the heads of fans and critics alike in October 2012.
The single's reach was widened by the overwhelming positive response it received online led to acclaim from a number of notable blogs including The 405, as well as airplay from Amazing Radio - who named it their Track of the Week - and P3, Norway's biggest music station.
“Anna Lena and her Orchids have managed to craft their very own brand of dark, atmospheric indie-pop, which is somewhere between The National and St. Vincent. ‘View of My Sanity’ perfectly exemplifies the fragility and beauty of frontwoman Anna Lena and the power of a simple heartfelt pop song.” (The 405. 23.11.12)