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Anjulie - Boom EP - CD Cover
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(15 November 2008) Hailing from the Toronto suburb of Oaksville, Ontario, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Anjulie is an intriguing, authentic new voice on the pop landscape, with the melodic gifts, vocal prowess and sophistication that announce her as a true original. Obsessed with music as a child, Anjulie has been singing and writing songs since she was a teen, and the years she spent honing her craft are readily apparent on her self-titled debut album for Hear Music.

Co-written with her producer and collaborator Jon Levine (Philosopher Kings), her forthcoming album finds Anjulie setting intensely personal stories about her life, loves, obsessions, and heartbreaks to a dazzling genre-blending mix of pop, hip-hop, rock, and world rhythms she heard as a child growing up. Much like her contemporaries Nelly Furtado, Corrine Bailey Rae and Lily Allen, Anjulie is ready to carve out her own essential place in popular music.

In the run up to Anjulie's twelve track album, the label has released a digital EP on iTunes featuring the rousing and richly produced pop track, "Boom." Although her MySpace site is currently offering the title track and the EP's delightful "Love Song," the EP misses "The Heat," an intense R&B track showing the powerful production quality of the forthcoming album that can be heard today on MySpace. The EP concludes as the album will with the lighter but rhythmic pop texture of "Day Will Come Soon." The EP is short but momentum is building for Anjulie. We look forward to her album's release.  

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