1. High On A Memory
Echo Beatty returns to the scene with her new song ‘High On A Memory’. Under this moniker, Annelies Van Dinter deals in mysterious melancholy with a raw edge. Change leaves no life undisturbed, neither that of Annelies. After releasing two albums and touring for about 7 years with Jochem Baelus (Slumberland) as her right-hand man, they parted ways. After a year of touring with Mauro Pawlowski, Bed Rugs and Oko Yono, Van Dinter decided to pursue her own course again with Echo Beatty.
‘High On A Memory’, her debut on Unday Records, sets the tone: some sparse fingerpicking on guitar and a naked voice contemplating on the act of letting go, with eerie strings in the background. Add some of Echo Beatty’s signature shimmering intensity, and you get an enchanting tune that will not let you go easily.
The mesmerizing video, with unused footage of the film ‘Still From Afar’ by Eva Van Tongeren, is one long shot on the Artist’s Drive in Death Valley. It drags you along on a meditative and hypnotizing trip that perfectly captures the mood of the song.