WATCH 'LANTERN' VIDEO
We are proud to present to you the new single from Anna Coddington! ‘Lantern’ is her second piece of new material for 2016, and one which continues the journey towards album number three. Mixed by Djeisan Suskov (Leisure), ‘Lantern’ features a soaring chorus combining with delicate guitars and a talented songwriter at her most vulnerable, and follows on from the impressive tone set by earlier single ‘Release Me’.
Released along with an awesome lyric video entirely created by Coddington herself, ‘Lantern’ is pieced together around the theme of uncertainty, and once again showcases one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed songwriters and her incredible vocal range, floating between vulnerable verses and powerful choruses.
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While we could go on and on about the song, we thought it was best to put it in the words of Anna herself.
“I often describe songs as being like dreams – in that they can sometimes be strange bits and pieces your subconscious has cobbled together, and you recognize where those pieces have come from and understand why your brain has put them together, but when you try to explain it to someone else they look at you like “riiiiiiiiight”. ‘Lantern’ is one of those songs.
The most coherent theme comes from the fact that when you have a child, your own identity undergoes a sudden and extreme makeover. Everyone defines themselves by certain things, and for me I was mostly “a person who makes music” and “a person who does karate”. Both things came with their own social circle (whānau really), their own sets of routine and ritual, etc. I had spent years establishing my place in these things, and both things became almost impossible with a newborn baby. I imagine everyone has their own version of this – temporarily giving up the things you’d always been patted on the back for and used as markers for your progress in life. Giving up your own glory in the name of something more important in that moment (that’s your baby, obvs). – Anna Coddington
WATCH ‘LANTERN’ VIDEO