OUI EP is out on 21 December.
New York folk punk group American Anymen have joined forces with Parisian singer songwriter LISE for a new, and intensely personal, EP simply titled OUI. It follows a whirlwind demo they created together in 2014 which the group recorded with Lise within a month of meeting her.
This new EP was recorded partially in Montrueuil, Paris and finally completed in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in the fall of 2016. The EP is an intimate and low-key affair that marries the vulnerable and defiant songwriting of American Anymen front-man Brett Sullivan with the lilting melodies and delicate synth pop of LISE.
“The two American Anymen + LISE albums present more personal songs. These 4 new songs are about how I dealt with my time in prison, my 13-year battle with heroin addiction, the memories of friends who made me happy but are not around to hear these new songs, and how the world is much simpler than the ruling elites make us think,” explains Sullivan.
Today we’re premiering the video for ‘Nobody Makes Me Smile Like You Did’, a song that is equally affecting when viewed as an ode to a lost love, or to a friend who is no longer around. A simple acoustic tune that marries Sullivan’s American twang with LISE’s more exotic songbird vocal style, it is accompanied by a simple black and white video that seems to document the unlikely friendship and musical partnership between the both. The clip is a wonderfully appropriate and heartwarming piece and encapsulates how precious it is when we meet someone with which we have an instant connection.
Oui EP track-listing:
1. Nobody Made Me Smile Like You Did
2. Less Complex
3. Does Anybody Remember Me
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