Danish electro-pop artist, Ann Christine has just dropped new single, Hocus Pocus. Born and raised on the countryside of Denmark, Ann Christine is a 26-year old singer and songwriter who has been based in Berlin for the past five years. Growing up with a father who worked as a producer and guitar player in the Danish pop-music scene Ann Christine has had music as part of her upbringing from a very early age. The Fountain caught up with her to discuss the new single and her further plans.
TF: You have a new single out, that must be exciting?
It is exciting! My head is already caught up in the next projects, but I try to let myself enjoy the feeling of finally having Hocus Pocus out.
TF: And what has been the reception been like to Hocus Pocus, can you elaborate on what inspired the crux of it?
The inspiration to Hocus Pocus came from dating stories in a bigger city, where love can at times seem very delusional. What kickstarted the writing was reliving some of the weird things people do or tell you, like “You really do have that magic” or “I could make a monster out of you” . It was really entertaining to gather responses to it all in just one song.
TF: And how do you feel this differs from previous releases?
Hocus Pocus is definitely lighter than other songs I’ve released. I wanted to write something uplifting and fun – both for myself, but also for everyone who feels the same way from time to time. Allowing myself to share those emotions ended up becoming quite transformative for both my sound and self-perception, which soon gave birth to this new artist project. Compared to some of my previous songs, I also think that Hocus Pocus reveals what a sucker I really am for pop music.
TF: Can we look forward to seeing you live soon, touring with it anytime soon, particularly here in Scotland?
I’m very excited to start playing live from next year on. Unfortunately, I can’t announce any gigs in Scotland yet. But please stay tuned!
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
My favourite gig so far? It must be when I played at SPOT Festival back in 2014. It was my first time ever performing live, first time on stage and first time playing with a band. The experience was so overwhelming and was when I first realised why I’m making music. There’s simply no other feeling like it. However, I’m sure a lot of my favourite gigs are yet to come!