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HEAR: Anohni and the Johnsons – ‘My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross’

  • July 8, 2023
  • 2 min read
HEAR: Anohni and the Johnsons – ‘My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross’

Anohni and the johnsons, my back was a bridge for you to cross, alt rock, alternative rock

Anohni, formerly known as Antony Hegarty, is an English-born singer, songwriter, and visual artist. As the lead singer of the band Anohni and the Johnsons, Anohni garnered critical acclaim for her unique voice and emotionally charged performances. Let’s take a closer look at their work and explore their musical style.

Anohni’s music is often characterized by its haunting beauty and raw vulnerability. Her voice is a truly distinctive instrument, with a rich and soulful quality that captivates listeners. She possesses a remarkable ability to convey deep emotions and introspection through her powerful vocal delivery.

The Johnsons, consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, provide a lush and atmospheric backdrop to Anohni’s vocals. Their arrangements are often minimalistic, focusing on delicate piano melodies, string arrangements, and subtle percussion. This minimalist approach allows Anohni’s voice to take center stage, creating an intimate and introspective atmosphere.

Lyrically, Anohni explores a wide range of themes, including love, loss, identity, and political activism on “MBWABFYTC”. Her songs often carry a sense of melancholy and longing, and her deeply personal lyrics resonate with listeners on a profound level. There is an inherent vulnerability in her writing that makes the songs relatable and emotionally resonant.

One of the standouts on the album from Anohni and the Johnsons is “Drone Bomb Me”. This album is already receiving widespread critical acclaim. It features beautifully crafted songs such as “If I Must Change” and “Scapegoat” which showcase Anohni’s poignant songwriting and powerful vocal performances.

Anohni and the Johnsons’ discography is a testament to their artistic integrity and emotional depth. Through their music, they have touched the hearts of many listeners, offering a unique and introspective experience and “MBWABFYTC” attests to their strength in songwriting. Their ability to create atmospheric soundscapes and deliver poignant lyrics with Anohni’s exceptional voice sets them apart in the music industry.

In conclusion, Anohni and the Johnsons’ music is a soul-stirring journey filled with emotional depth, vulnerability, and profound introspection. Their distinctive sound, characterized by Anohni’s haunting vocals and minimalist arrangements, creates an intimate and captivating atmosphere. We strongly recommend you listen to her new album below.

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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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