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Annika Catharina Bandit


Ambient acoustic country with a smooth sunset vibe and a catchy melody – Annika Catharina brings the lyrical originality, with the contemplative plot and desire of Bandit.

Built around a nostalgic country pop set-up of organic guitars and slides, Bandit feels like a classic radio hit from a distance – natural vocals lighting up this rise and fall progression; these scenes of admiration and longing. As we tune in more closely though, and indeed approach the longer-form central pulse of the hook, there’s a certain desperation and poetic grit to the concept at hand, which I believe makes the song all the more relatable.

“I’ll sneak into your dreams at night, I’ll sing your favourite lullaby… I’ll read the lines upon your hand, you’ll fall in love just like I planned.”

It’s a clever and refreshingly honest way to write, a little dark but genuine in its relaying of the power of adoration and love, and the strong groove and uplifting chorus of Bandit helps reinforce that likable quality.

Annika Catharina has crafted a gem of an indie track with this release – a humble earworm with a defiant twist of character. I look forward to hearing more.

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Rebecca Cullen

Founder & Editor

Founder, Editor, Musician & MA Songwriter

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