Single Review: Anne-Marie – Heavy

Anne-Marie Heavy

Anne-Marie launches new single ‘Heavy’
Anne-Marie won’t be forgetting 2016 and 2017 anytime soon. Apart from the big success of her solo singles ‘Alarm’ and ‘Ciao Adios’, she was an important part of Clean Bandit’s ‘Rockabye’, one of the biggest pop hits in recent memory. Ever since then she collaborated with Nick Jonas on his track ‘Remember I Told You’ and worked with Snakehips on the infectious single ‘Either Way’. Now it is time for some new solo material again! There is no news on Anne-Marie’s long awaited debut album yet, but at least we have her brand new single ‘Heavy’ now!

Where her previous singles ‘Alarm’ and ‘Ciao Adios’ were explicitly about Anne-Marie dealing with cheating ex-partners, ‘Heavy’ is more about the struggles within a dysfunctional relationship. “When did we get so bad at being honest? You got things on your mind, that you don’t wanna say. Thought that we had made a promise, that we would never get this way”, she sings questioning. Taking into account the subject matter, ‘Heavy’ is a surprisingly light bop with a breezy chorus and a light tropical vibe in the production. It might not be as strong or instant as either ‘Alarm’ or ‘Ciao Adios’, but it was always a hard task to top these two pop bangers. It will be interesting to see if this new single will come close to the success of its predecessors. I for one hope it will, because I need an Anne-Marie album in my life.

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