The project of Brooklyn musician and producer Arthur Ashin, Autre Ne Veut will release a new full-length record, Anxiety, on Friday February 22.
While his self-titled 2010 debut channelled the lovelorn missteps of Marvin Gaye’s Here My Dear and Big Star’s Sister Lovers, Autre Ne Veut has since turned his gaze internally, depicting his own struggles and ecstasies across Anxiety’s ten songs.
Like a collection of photographs, each featuring our anti-hero surrounded by lovers, friends, family and ultimately, the world, on Anxiety, Ashin himself is peripheral to the action. He is always a little too aware of the joke, perhaps laughing at the wrong time.
We're going to tell iTunes that this a Pop/R&B record, but our gut says it's so much more.