This past year has asked many of us to spend a lot of time with ourselves. Anni Pohto, on her latest track, “DEEP”, explores this as part of an upcoming concept album.
“DEEP” explores anxiety, shame, and the acceptance that can bring us out of it. The song explores the lowest frequency on upcoming album The Rising, which will explore a different emotional vibration with each song.
“I shouldn’t be like this / can I hate myself out of this?” the Helsinki based songwriter asks. The accompanying video splits between the image of Pohto in the snow, strong and stoic, and a woman floating in deep and dark water. “Strange fish are sliding in the deep / I keep on diving until they’re friends with me,” comes the eventual conclusion.
The song itself pulses with lush piano that dips into silence. The anxiety is as palpable as the delicate harmonies. The vocals drive the song, while the rhythm makes you wait for it to take root. Ultimately, this is a song with a journey.