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AnnaOtta feat. Lucía Fumero 
Such is Life


AnnaOtta feat. Lucía Fumero


Such is Life


Experimental Electronic / Dream Pop / Ambient


16th June 2023


Digital and Cassette


Synths by Lucia Fumero.
Vocals, live sampling, vocal synths by Jenny Thiele, Irene Novoa.
Mixing and production by Christian Hostert.

Mastering by Jannis Bentler

Artwork by Candela Sierra.

“In this world, it is not similarities or regularities that take us a step forward, but blunt opposites. And all the opposites in the universe are present within each and every one of us.” 

“But of course one should never ever remain silent for fear of complexity!” (Elif Shafak)

AnnaOtta’s third release „Such is life” features piano player Lucia Fumero, the duo’s collaborator and friend for many years. This sonic trip reflects on the melancholy, absurdity and humour of their mutual experience of living abroad in the Netherlands while entering their adulthood. Three millennial expats challenging their identities not to conform to clichées and expectations.

All the sounds originate from live processed vocals and one synthesiser, giving “Such is life” the same peculiar mixture of electronic and biotic textures as its predecessors “What if” and “This wasn’t real”.

The album's mood alternates strong and expressive songs with the search of a delicate balance between darkness and charm. Its slow tempos and gloomy melodies, influenced by the 90s trip hop music that they grew up with, are constantly shaken by the rough and experimental approach of AnnaOtta. The lyrics are inspired by the words of the Turkish-European writer Elif Shafak.


The songs were recorded in one take and on three tracks, in an improvised session in Barcelona, January 2019. They were afterwards edited by AnnaOtta and produced by Christian Hostert. 


Jenny Thiele (*1987, Dresden) is a singer, musician and performer from Cologne, Germany.


She’s a freelancing artist who plays her own original music, composing and performing for dance theatre productions. Her musical focus lies on experimental and alternative Pop music and is often related to as an expressive, theatrical style.


Irene Novoa (*1986, Madrid) is a singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist from Madrid, Spain.

She records and performs vocals, percussion, synths, keyboards and electric bass for other artists as well as in her own productions. She composes and records music for radio, podcasts and audiovisual media and currently accompanies the spanish musician Christina Rosenvinge on her artistic ventures.

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Lucia Fumero (*1991, Barcelona) is a pianist, singer and composer from Barcelona, Spain.


She has her own projects where she plays and sings her own compositions. She has released an album called Universo Normal, and will shortly release a new EP. She also performs with different bands with a big variety of styles, as jazz, electronics, salsa and others.

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