ANATE – NONSENSE (PROD. BY ANDREA)
(New York, NY) Italy/Germany-based, Alt/Pop duo Anaté drop their latest single “Nonsense”, from their debut album Confessions. Composed of singer-songwriter Ana and central producer Andrea, the pair say that the song “talks about the absurdity of life. More than that, about the absurdity of our constant struggles to give meaning to our lives.
We do not believe life is meaningless, but we do believe that trying to find an explanation for everything is rather pointless. Most is nonsense and the purpose of life should be to live it, rather than to try to explain or understand it”. Produced while Andrea was traveling through Croatia, the electronic track is dark and brooding, surrounded by layered synths and Ana’s rich, echoing vocals.
Anaté was formed in 2019 when Andrea was searching for a vocalist to work with for a trip-hop project. When he could find no one who fit the bill, a friend suggested Ana, who ended up sending Andrea “an awesome melody and perfect lyrics”. Meeting for the first time in Brussels merely weeks later, the pair decided their musical chemistry was undeniable and continued to collaborate together.
Ana lives in Berlin, and is trained in classical piano. Andrea is based out of Milan, and in addition to producing, has a background playing guitar in various bands for over a decade. Anaté’s influences encompass a broad range of genres and artists, including brit-pop, trip-hop, Pink Floyd, Lenny Kravitz, Massive Attack, and Sade.
Since joining forces, the pair has produced over 20 songs, with a majority of them recorded remotely. Anaté has also been featured in several music outlets and magazines, including EARMILK, Notion, Vents, and Music Crowns among others.