Like many other artists, Slovenian-born singer-songwriter Anja Kotar spent much of her time during the pandemic writing songs. What is more noteworthy, though, is her approach: inculcating the mundane elements of life into her songwriting. Anja even named one of the songs “Simple“.
This turned out to be the magic formula that facilitated the creation of the six enchanting pop tunes that make her debut EP, Songs from Isolation. These tracks were released one at a time, with the final installment, “Midnight in Paris”, arriving (with the EP) on September 24.
About this groove-filled jam, Anja remarks, “‘Midnight in Paris’ is about the celebration of post-Covid life, portrayed as dancing through the night streets of Paris. I like to think of it as a sister song to ‘Tuscany’ – that one opens the EP and Paris closes it off. ‘Tuscany’ was written very soon after the gravity of this pandemic started dawning on the world and served as a daydream escape from the increasingly gloom reality. ‘Midnight in Paris’, on the other hand, comes at a much more hopeful time when there is a light at the end of the tunnel. After enduring through a year of lockdowns and our lives being turned on their heads, now, dancing through Paris seems less of a mental escape and more of a reality in planning.”
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