I Am Harlequin has just released an amazing new video for the title track of her new EP 'Craze'.
Shot using a unique mirror construction by director Patrick Killingbeck, the footage creates a stunning visual feel to complement the release.
I Am Harlequin "Craze" video:
The creation of German-born, London-based musician Anne Freier, I Am Harlequin has been making huge waves already this year, winning support from BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, and playlisted on both Q Radio and NME Radio.
I Am Harlequin's music also appeared on the recent E4 series Skins, while Anne was named as one of The Independent's 'Ones To Watch' and performed a live session on Radio 4's Loose Ends programme alongside Civil Wars and to a spellbound Sean Bean and Jason Donovan.
Growing up in East Germany at the end of the GDR regime, Anne was introduced to the world of ballet and opera at an early age, but then got to enjoy international popular music freely after the Berlin Wall fell. These inspirations led to her embracing a menagerie of instruments that create the bold, intricate sound heard throughout the EP. The sophisticated, off-kilter arrangements owing as much to a classical background as to a veracious love of melody, forming stirring and unforgettable pop songs.
With the release of her EP 'Craze' Anne Freier shows the amazing range and variety at her disposal, from the haunting opening of the lead track, to the 80s tinged Something Else, through to the wondrous ballad (and EP bonus track) Wild One.
As well as writing, recording and producing all her own music, Anne has also started her own Onesome fashion range, another big passion that has been embraced by the songstress, often creating her own outfits for performances as I Am Harlequin.
'Craze' is available now from all good digital stores and as a limited edition, hand-packaged CD version from iamharlequin.com.
I Am Harlequin will also be performing and curating three very special shows in London, including a performance at a night market in Camden Lock on August 9th, a show in absolute pitch black on August 30th at Camden's Black Heart venue, and another event on a Dalston rooftop in East London this September.
I Am Harlequin summer 2012 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
09 AUGUST - LONDON - Camden Lock Night Market
11 AUGUST - LEICESTERSHIRE - Strawberry Fields Festival
30 AUGUST - LONDON - Black Heart (pitch black show)
21 SEPTEMBER - LONDON - Dalston Roof Park
"She's the beautifully cool pop star we've been waiting for" The Independent
"One of Europe's most exciting emerging talents" Generator
"Powerful, reflective and emotionally engaging" The Von Pip Musical Express
"Her star is rising" The Blue Walrus
"Delicately soft, Freier's voice proves to be as perdurable and imperishable as ever... A true pleasure to listen to" Scientists Of Sound
For the latest tour dates and more, go to:
I Am Harlequin Official Website