Annamay wants to make sense of a world that is often hard to make sense of. In music, she explores emotions and inspires listeners to push onwards through her blend of pop, rock, and folk music. But Stockholm-based Annamay also works as an engineer in underground infrastructure and urban planning — making sense of the physical world alongside the emotional sphere that her art tackles.
Her boldly titled album F*ck You is just as powerful as the name suggests, though the themes and mood tend more towards the encouraging — aside from the appropriately raw title track which uses the buzz of an electric guitar to build an edge. For the most part, Annamay uses her strong vocals to carry the melodies as an array of genres score the moods. “Disparage Me for Nothing” is a catchy rollicking tune with the motion of an old school jig behind quick-pace lyrics, but a sense of pop keeps it contemporary. “Torn Between Two Suns” has a country flair with the guitar floating around the vocals to create a sense of texture.
“Grab the Moon” is an organic piano track with an encompassing melody. In an excellent move, Jespère remixed the track and sped it up, emphasizing the melodic flourishes and raising Annamay’s vocals, pretty against more jagged synths. Both versions are highlights, though the remixed version could act as an entry point to the kind of versatility that Annamay possesses on the record.