New York duo Anna Altman, made of Lucia Arias and Christian Billard, have a new single ‘The Interview’ that is bound to make listeners and fans of the band reflect upon their lives. A one minute instrumental introduction eases us into ‘The Interview’ and introduces us to the song’s structure, with a prominent guitar riff that will haunt and follow you throughout the four and a half minutes of the song. This introduction sets the scene for the song, creating a dream-like atmosphere which is only heightened when Arias starts singing, and her layered vocals fill up all blank spaces in the track.
The lyrics, which talks about the present, the future, and possibility – “what if, what if nothing ever happens?” keep the listener pondering over this question while hypnotized by the song. The universal appeal of the words make it a perfect choice, allowing most if not all listeners to relate to what she’s singing about and pushing them to think about their own present, future, and the possibilities in their lives. Arias’ vocals call your attention and draw you into the song even further, giving you a moment to breathe when she retreats but then pulling you back again when she returns. It turns out that the interview, mentioned in the song title, is an interview with the listener.
The way Arias and Billard’s parts blend together in the song makes it hard to believe there are only two people playing. It is so well composed almost like they were always meant to play together, which is ultimately the song’s biggest strength. The structure is simple, and yet the band members’ synchronization gives an added layer of meaning to the song that is intangible but extremely relevant and special. “The Interview” is the first song on Anna Altman’s Freightliner debut released on April 28th via Exploding in Sound.
Listen to ‘The Interview’ below: