Discovery: Anna Ling

Anna Ling is a singer songwriter who self-records herself in her yurt in Devon. A proponent on the folk scene, she’s performed at festivals like Shambala, Cambridge Folk Festival and Secret Garden Party. Now she’s hit my radar thanks to her new track about romantic infatuation. It’s called Limerence.

By Graeme Smith

Feature photo by Hana Wolf Photography

Named for a term that describes the irrationally intense connection we feel before or during a new love, Limerence is a suitably intimate and sultry number. Delicate acoustic instrumentals provide the backdrop against which Anna’s expressive vocals are sung. What stands out most, though, is the tracks lyrics. They’re captivatingly visceral and descriptive. You might find yourself falling a little irrationally in love yourself while listening.

Limerence features Chloe Wykes on harmonies, Ric Hollingbury on harmonies and fiddle, Ben Roberts on cello, Misha Mullov-Abbado on bass, Elad Neeman on percussion, and Michael Stanton on octave guitar. The mixing was done by Leon Itzler and mastering by Ru Lemar. Anna wrote, produced and performs guitar and vocals. You can give the track a listen below.

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