"Vision Glitch," Echo Beatty’s third full-length album, is coming in just a few short weeks, and we're thrilled to share a sneak peek with you. "Laying Low" is a captivating new song that was born out of a fleeting idea captured on a phone recorder more than two years ago. At the time, it was just a small snippet of audio, but Annelies van Dinter took the advice of a wise woman to heart: cherish, capture, and keep even the tiniest ideas safe, because you never know what they'll become. Today, "Laying Low" stands as a powerful song that explores the process of questioning past choices and reminding ourselves to be kinder to ourselves and others. The lyrics, "The ways we unfold so unprepared," capture the feeling of being caught off guard by life's twists and turns. The song also delves into the experience of being in lockdown and the perspectives and discoveries that came with it.
The song comes to life in an impressive band session version, captured by the incomparable Anton Coene.
Echo Beatty's "Vision Glitch" LP is her first as a solo artist and her album debut on our label. Recorded in a cabin in the Belgian woods and mixed by Omar Yakar Jr, who has previously worked with The War on Drugs, Warpaint, and Perfume Genius.
Echo Beatty, also known as Annelies Van Dinter, has been making music since she was a teenager. Growing up with Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, and Radiohead, she started playing drums in punk bands, and never quite lost that punk spirit. With a diverse array of musical tastes and influences that range from desert blues to experimental niche and alternative classics, she began writing her own songs and felt that the road was her true home. Over the years, she's toured Europe and the US with different bands, always experimenting with new sounds and working with other musicians. Her music is a true reflection of her grit, determination and never-ending quest for new and exciting musical horizons.
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