Published Dec 07, 2011It's been almost four years since '80s-infused New Zealand popster Ladyhawke (aka Pip Brown) offered up her self-titled debut. The wait for new tunes from the Kiwi songsmith is nearly over, though, as she's just announced her next album, Anxiety.
News of the album comes via a teaser clip (see below), which finds Brown bouncing around a recording studio with a bass in hand. Despite the grungy Nirvana tee she sports, the wriggly synths that are featured in the as-yet-unknown song that scores the clip suggest she hasn't pulled a stylistic 180 from her last disc.
The album was recorded in the south of France with collaborator/producer Pascal Gabriel and is set to hit UK store shelves on March 19. Details, from the tracklisting to cover art to the possibility of a North American release, are sure to come in the near future. We do have a sneaking suspicion, however, that the intricate and mystical illustration of Brown whipped up in the clip, which is also up on her website and above, will figure into the cover somehow.
Thanks to NME for the tip.
UPDATE: You can now check out Anxiety's tracklist below. The album will be out in North America on March 27.
1. "Girl Like Me"
2. "Sunday Drive"
3. "Black, White & Blue"
5. "Blue Eyes"
7. "The Quick & The Dead"
10. "Gone Gone Gone"