Preview: Anjulie – “You And I”

Anjulie makes fearless pop music. The sultry and sassy singer-songwriter speaks her mind over irresistible electro beats and R&B grooves with a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll attitude. She’s far from your average musical vixen. Rather than relying on hit-makers, she personally writes every song and handpicks the producers. As a result, her music is locked and loaded with unbridled, in-your-face lyrics, seductive come-ons, and swagger to spare. Meet your new favorite provocateur…

As she cultivated this sound, Anjulie signed to Republic Records and found a home to be completely creative and uninhibited. While working on her album, she cemented a career as an in-demand songwriter, penning tunes for the likes of Chris Brown, Laidback Luke, Fefe Dobson, and Cassie. She also landed high-profile song placements on The Vampire Diaries, Air Canada flights, and MTV’s The Hills and The City.  At the same time, Anjulie properly invaded the pop culture landscape with her anthemic debut single, “Brand New Bitch” in spring 2011.

The track took the world by storm. It exceeded platinum sales in the U.S. and its music video was nominated for both “Pop Video of The Year” at the 2012 Much Music Video Awards and “Dance Recording of The Year” at the 2012 Juno Awards. The track’s follow-up, “Stand Behind the Music,” proved to be a dance floor fire-starter as well.

For her new single, “You and I”, Anjulie teamed up with Italian super producer Benny Benassi [Madonna, Chris Brown]. On the song, a vulnerable acoustic guitar gives way to a shimmering refrain that’s immediately unforgettable.

As “You and I” began to circulate across airwaves, she performed a special gig for Mac Cosmetics’ “Viva Glam” Fashion Cares event curated by none other than the legendary Elton John. To cap off the evening, Anjulie joined John for a sizzling duet.

Her forthcoming album realizes her vision completely though. She enlisted the likes of Swedish House Mafia and Swizz Beats to put their stamp on different tracks, and it’s got one surprise after another.

“I’m always interested in being disarming,” she declares. “I want to find the truth and draw it out in other people. I think that’s what separates me… I’m not afraid to go there.”

Once you go there with Anjulie, you may never want to come back.

Check out the lyric video for “You And I” below:

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