Anni Pohto teaches he audience how to look within and find the strength to be heal on her hypnotic single, DEEP.
Helsinki-based pop singer-songwriter Anni Pohto may come from Finland – a country that has been ranked the happiest country three times in a row – but this doesn’t mean that people don’t need help in figuring out how to actually be happy. With this in mind, new track DEEP is a beautifully constructed message of self-care, asking you to look within to find the answers to help make you feel better.
Starting in with a gentle and intriguing piano riff, this is suddenly cut, pasted and manipulated as Pohto’s vocals dive into the fray. It’s a hypnotising opening, further developed when hip-hop drums slide in and raise the track to the next level. The vocal track plays around with the melody in interesting ways, moving in time before being cutting out to synthy, intriguing siren calls.
What really makes the track stand out is its underlying layers of darkness and intrigue. Based around facing your own inner-darkness, DEEP relies on these notions as a way to be able to find more joy and happiness in your life. The track saunters along in this enveloping atmosphere of low beats creating a thick layer of intrigue allowing the music and vocals to tell the story and draw the listener towards realising that if you look at yourself in this way, you will be able to come out the other side a better person, and happier.
As DEEP progresses, the music opens up and becomes bolder and more flagrant, perhaps echoing the sentiments that Pohto is singing about. The beats are the constant throughout the track, allowing the singer to grab onto something while she revels in the antidotes of self-analysis that she’s touting.
DEEP is an intriguing listen and one that could help heal as well as entertain. The hiphop beats sit nicely over the vocals and allow for a mesmerising listen, both vocally and lyrically. We look forward to the forthcoming album with anticipation.