Anna Leone has shared a hauntingly beautiful and intimate new single, “Still I Wait”, produced by Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Hurray For The Riff Raff) and released via AllPoints/Half Awake. Released alongside a new video shot on The Azores, “Still I Wait” follows Leone’s first single of 2021, “Wondering”. A winner at the 2020 Music Moves Talent Awards (alongside Flohio, girl in red and Pongo), Stockholm native Leone emerged in 2018 with her debut EP Wandered Away.
The new single speaks on Leone’s introverted nature as she searches for answers within her comfort zone of herself. Over sparse guitars Leone’s vocals are intimate and yet abundantly emotion fuelled, with you left clinging onto every melody and lyric.
Shooting on the Azores archipelago with Savannah Setten (who also shot the video which accompanied “Once”), the revealing, fly-on-the-wall video for “Still I Wait” taps into the silvery track’s counsel for acceptance of vulnerability. Speaking about what she & Savannah wanted to achieve through their collaboration, Anna notes;
I’ve usually been alone in my music videos, this is the first time I’ve worked with other people on-screen. It was interesting to depict loneliness in a different way. How people can be close together but still feel disconnected and how it can be a challenge to reach out in isolation. It definitely wasn’t made with a quarantine situation in mind but it ended up being strangely reflective of the times.
Listen to the new single below.