I AM HARLEQUIN’s German born, London bred creator Anne Freier, has already been making waves this year – receiving support from BBC 6Music, NME AND Q. Having come of age at a time of influence when the Berlin wall fell and popular music streamed into East Germany; Anne, who was initially acquiesced to Opera, fell for the liberating sound of pop music.
I AM HARLEQUIN release the single and video Craze taken from its namesake EP, and the intriguing influences of her youth are encompassed in its uncomplicated tribal beats, temperate piano and beautifully ethereal vocals, that are redolent to that of cult minimalists Massive Attack.
The video itself, parallels the tracks minimalist sound with a DIY A-Level student imagery that, despite its wallpaper blandness, channels thought and offers more endearing intrigue than its initial monotonous simplicity suggests.
Craze, after its initial slow burn, induces you into window gazing montage of past thoughts, soaked in sadness, heartache and reflection – and after crying myself to sleep, I’ll press play again.
I AM HARLEQUIN will be performing and curating three shows in London, including a performance at a night market in Camden Lock on August 9th, a show in absolute pitch black on August 30th at Camden’s Black Heart venue, and another event on a Dalston rooftop in East London this September.