Featuring a wildly infectious bassline anchoring another beautifully vulnerable vocal from Anna, this track continues to showcase the hallmarks of forthcoming album Luck/Time: carefully crafted songs and astute production from one of New Zealand’s most talented vocalists.
Layers of tactful guitar from Anna combine with a call-and-response chorus to create an instant earworm of a track. The track stems entirely from “a bassline and a desire to capture a certain feeling/groove in the music”, and shows another side to Anna Coddington: “slinky and relaxed, and a little bit creepy”.
The single arrives alongside a video again directed by long-time collaborators Aidee Walker and Humans. Starring Anna herself, along with a cameo from her son, and featuring a selection of her own stuff the video serves as a representation of Anna’s music making process – “I just go into the studio, grab whatever is up there, make noise with it, arrange it till it sounds good, and stack up those brightly coloured Pro Tools waveforms”. Colourful, melodramatic and instantly memorable, the video is the perfect accompaniment to ‘Apples’.
8 September 2016