Electro-pop artist Anna of the North has been keeping us satisfied with heartfelt hits for the past five years now. Following a string of collaborations with Tyler, the Creator, Rejjie Snow, and HONNE, the follow-up to her debut album Lovers might finally be within reach as a new single has arrived called “Leaning On Myself.” In a press release, Anna Lotterud explained how the soothing song masks as an ode to self-care.

“I remember flying home from the States where we wrote it and I started crying,” she said. “I kind of realized I’d written the soundtrack of my life one year ago. There was a point in where I went through a lot of shit and I wasn’t feeling very well. I had one big breakdown where I called my mom and just knew I had to change my ways. I had to cut some people out of my life, people I loved but I knew weren’t really good for me. It was tough. But I’m good now. Every time I listen to this song it takes me back to that moment. It’s fucking sad, but also powerful. I’m very grateful for where I am today. In the end you only have yourself, you know, and I guess that’s OK.”

The accompanying video directed by Noah Lee follows a mystical Lotterud looking like the angel of music that she truly is and driving a New York taxi around an enchanted desert full of wholesome goats. If that imagery alone doesn’t steer your day in a more positive direction then nothing else will. Watch the dreamy visual unfold above and revisit our interview with the Norwegian artist here.

Words by Sydney Gore
Associate Music Editor

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