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  • Giavanna Gradaille

Review: "Golden Days" - Anna Katarina

I'm currently in Miami for my best friend's bachelorette weekend. I decided to fly in before the rest of the party by a few days to relax in solitude before the official weekend happens... Alright I flew in early because the weekday flight was 200 dollars cheaper to book. So I've had a lot of time to kill - solitude gets lonely after a while, and it forces you to think about the things you've been avoiding for some time, too. But reflecting on these darker days helps us focus on the golden days that have yet to come - a sentiment Anna Katarina knows well with her single, "Golden Days".

"Golden Days" is an Alt-Pop track with a serious retro vibe that makes you wish we had sunshine 24/7 all 365 days of the year - and an extra day for that leap year. It's about finding the light at the end of a very dark tunnel and gives those of us still looking for this light a little hope as well as something to look forward to, too. Katarina's lyricism paint her own story as a fellow tunnel-dweller before she began "stick[ing] with the tide [and] living the dream". The upbeat bop's mixture of high synth and angular guitar notes lends the rhythm to a bit of funk. And at times, the rhythm and underlying beat remind me of a sped-up version of The Wombats "Greek Tragedy". A throwback with an upbeat twist is always welcomed in my book.

British Columbia-bound artist, Anna Katarina, specializes in transformative Alt-Pop. In other words, her music can fit into numerous sub-genres. "Golden Days" is one of the singles from her debut album, "Daisychain". If you vibe with her flow as much as I do and find yourself in British Columbia this summer, you'll have multiple opportunities to see Katarina perform live! She's currently touring until August. The earliest dates to watch a live performance are tomorrow, July 9th, at the Lake Country House Show and July 11th, at Kaslo. You can find more information about the shows on her Instagram page! If you're home-bound elsewhere, virtual love in the form of streams is always appreciated, too.

Written By Giavanna Gradaille



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