Anna’s Anchor have revealed details of their new album! Everybody’s Welcome is set for release through Failure By Design Records on September 14!
Frontman Marty Ryan wrote the record in a cottage in County Cork, Ireland around Christmas 2016/17. He explains; “I usually go away from home for it, and this time round I loaded up the van with any gear I could get my hands on and wrote this whole record over that period.”
The album as a whole is about the societal pressure and conformity of taking the road more travelled through life, and the false promises which that can often throw up, “that if you work hard in college, get a good degree, and get a decent job then you’ll live a happy life”
“That false belief that I was kind of clutching onto led to the darkest part of my life, really, and the title Everybody’s Welcome is meant in a literal sense, that I do treat everyone fairly and give anyone my time that wants it. On the flip side, it represents the disillusionment I’ve come across from people that claim to be of that mantra and are only out for their own personal gain.”
They have revealed their new single White Wash Room to celebrate. Ryan explains; “It’s about my struggle to come to terms with my mother’s alcoholism and the ridiculously difficult, dangerous path I had to take in order to try and find help to come to terms with it, as the Irish government tries to turn a blind eye to mental health services, especially when it comes to alcohol related abuse.”
Check out White Wash Room below;