Anna Mieke Shares Entrancing New Single/Video “Ornament”

November 3, 2023 BY Emma Orland

Ireland’s Anna Mieke today shared her new single “Ornament,” a B-side off her acclaimed album Theatre, released in November 2022 via Nettwerk. The track’s entrancing soundscape creates a warm, golden atmosphere for Anna Mieke’s soothing and equally hypnotic vocals. She explains the song: “An observation on time, love, passing on and the significance of what we leave behind after we go. How objects/places take on a whole new meaning and role after the person they were attached to isn’t there anymore. Also a sort of looking at other lives lived and what could have been, not at all in a regretful way, just a curiosity in that. The song to me feels uplifting and outward-looking; the feeling of lightness that can come from a shift in perspective.”

Anna Mieke – Ornament (Official Video):

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Anna Mieke is touring the U.S. this November, including a run of headline dates that take her to Brooklyn’s Public Records on November 4th and Chicago’s The Hideout on November 10th. She’ll then support Flyte on select shows including LA’s Masonic Lodge on November 14th. See below for a full itinerary.

Theatre and its singles (“Seraphim,” “Mannequin,” “For A Time,” “Twin”) earned great press from NPR MusicWNYC New Sounds (Soundcheck session/interview), Brooklyn Vegan, FLOOD Magazine, Cool Hunting, Guitar World, UncutMOJOThe GuardianShindig!, Northern Transmissions and more. The album envelopes listeners in the warmth of Anna Mieke’s world, radiating with an intense heat that lies closer to the desert or the jungle than her hometown of Wicklow, IE. A captivating artistic statement, it finds Anna Mieke at her most assured and poetic as she contributes a challenging, exciting new voice to alt-folk.

Anna Mieke Live Dates:

11/01 – Bauschaus – Charlotte, VT

11/02 -The Wood Barn – Exeter, NH

11/03 – Colony House – Newport, RI

11/04 – Public Records – Brooklyn, NY

11/05 – Stone Church – Battleboro, VT

11/06 – Passim – Cambridge, MA

11/08 – The Monarch Tavern – Toronto, ON

11/10 – The Hideout – Chicago, IL          

11/14 – Masonic Lodge – Los Angeles, CA+

11/15 – Parkfield Cafe – Parkfield, CA

11/16 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA+

11/18 – The Old Church – Portland, OR+

11/20 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA+

11/21 – Wise Hall – Vancouver, BC+

+ supporting Flyte

Praise for Anna Mieke and Theatre:

“Beguiling and really rather wonderful” – Uncut (8/10)

“…eight lengthy bouts of exquisite thrumming folk, like she’s playing in a free-floating dreamtime”

– MOJO (4/5)

Mieke mines a rich seam of nostalgia and loss – and her extensive travels – on a dreamlike second album” – The Guardian (4/5)

“The new song beautifully employs the richly layered sonic texture Anna Mieke cultivated in Theatre, with scratchy strings, flutes, clarinet, pattering drums, and acoustic guitar all featured in the mix.”

– Brooklyn Vegan on “Mannequin”

“Mesmerizing…The alt-folk track balances sensations both gentle and engulfing.”

– Cool Hunting on “For A Time”

“a warm embrace of stealthily picked guitar, saxophone ringlets, propelling drums, and a voice that’s both decadent and woody, like temple-cleansing incense” – FLOOD on “Seraphim”

“…a lush, beautifully orchestrated composition that showcases her talents as an arranger and as a vocalist. That rollin’ ’n’ tumblin’ acoustic riff serves as the song’s centerpiece, and the perfect backdrop to its dynamic rhythms and dramatic string arrangements.”

 Guitar World on “For A Time” (‘This Week’s Essential Guitar Tracks’)

“a colorful and life-affirming album, both sonically and lyrically” – Northern Transmissions