Autre Ne Veut's soulful electro pop returns via their upcoming album 'Anxiety' releasing 26 February. The first single is "Counting", a swirling mass of electro beats, crooning R&B, hip-hop and dance grooves. It's an amazing first single from a project that we're really looking forward to next year.
This was an incredibly fruitful year for new and emerging artists pointing their respective genre towards new directions and possibilities. From dance to R&B and country to indie, 2013 was a year for pushing boundaries.
PopMatters talks with Arthur Ashin, the man behind the Autre Ne Veut name, about making one of the year's best albums in the avant-R&B masterpiece Anxiety, along with the trends in R&B and contemporary pop that have influenced his diverse sound.
Anxiety starts off with the exuberant, climactic "Play By Play" and from there it never comes back down. It's both the logical extension of the evolving trends in R&B right now and the masterpiece that channel ORANGE and House of Balloons came close to being.