Release Date: Apr 27, 2018
Record label: Warner Bros.
Who is Anne-Marie, really? The Essex singer has been in the spotlight since 2013, when she first performed as a part of British dance group Rudimental's touring band. There were guest spots from her on their second album, 'We The Generation', but it was the appearance on Clean Bandit's mega-single 'Rockabye' alongside Sean Paul that propelled her into the mainstream. But that still didn't mean we knew who Anne-Marie was.
Though she might be best known for her soulful pop vocals on tracks by Rudimental, Snakehips and most notably Clean Bandit's 'Rockabye', Anne-Marie's debut album 'Speak Your Mind' finally gives the Essex singer the chance to break out as a solo artist. As you'd expect from the songs released before the album, 'Speak Your Mind' is largely based in pop-EDM, as can most clearly be heard on lead single 'Friends' with terrifying humanoid sweet Marshmello. Despite the singles leading up to the album pointing to a predictable pop-dance debut, there is thankfully some surprise and depth to the musicality of the rest of the project.