Annie Dressner | Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names

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Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names

by Annie Dressner

Annie Dressner's engaging new CD opens with 'Fly'...a catchy-though-understated folk/pop number that would play well on the soundtrack of a show like 'Grey's Anatomy' or 'Parenthood,' Says Wildsyworld. "Dressner has one of those voices that draw you in."
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fly
3:23 $0.99
2. September
3:25 $0.99
3. Cigarette
3:22 $0.99
4. Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names
3:21 $0.99
5. Come Back
3:25 $0.99
6. When I See Stars
3:43 $0.99
7. With You
3:14 $0.99
8. Hardy Boys
3:23 $0.99
9. Find Me
2:30 $0.99
10. Brooklyn
2:25 $0.99
11. How Am I Supposed To Be?
4:51 $0.99
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Album Notes
Music’s First ‘Facebook-Inspired’ Album Title Track?

‘Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names’ Marks Confident, Quirky Debut by Singer-Songwriter Dressner

An Inviting Style That Evokes Bright Eyes, an Uptempo Mazzy Star, Jenny Lewis

Singer-songwriter Annie Dressner delivers poignant songs with such conversational ease, it often seems as if she’s reading from an intimate letter or a book, set to music. On her engaging debut CD ‘Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names’, Dressner offers what may be the first-ever Facebook-inspired album title track, as she recalls the experience of meeting someone first encountered via social networking, and ponders the universal disconnectedness we all build by ‘friending’ people who are nothing of the sort.

On the upcoming album, available in July, Dressner’s straight-forward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front-row seat to her stories, as they take shape above the understated music – the result is a collection of 11 original songs which at times evoke Bright Eyes, an uptempo Mazzy Star ‘Fade Into You,’ or Jenny Lewis. Listen to audio samples here:

Themes range from the uplifting, self-motivational opening track ‘Fly’ to the more austere ‘Come Back’ and ‘How Am I Supposed to Be’, both of which deal with personal loss. On the stunning ‘September’, written in the UK (where Dressner will soon move from New York,) she affirms to a lover, “anywhere with you is home.” Other standout tracks include the witty ‘Hardy Boys’ (written for a band she once met, not for the detective series,) and the uptempo rocker ‘Find Me’.



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Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names
A truly different sound—and I loved it! She has the rare ability to surprise you with her voice, its clarity and weave a spell through rhythms and lyrics that will draw you in and keep you listening, wanting more. It’s addictive, listening to her—try it and you’ll see what I mean.