No Clarification Needed: Downtempo Duo Anaté’s Debut Single “Confusion” is Stunning

Emerging downtempo duo Anaté have released their debut single “Confusion” on iTunes and all streaming platforms.

Produced by Delman, mixed by Simone Coen and mastered by Giovanni “Meniak” Nebbia, the track shows a slow, dark mood featuring Ana’s emotive and soulful voice, rich tones of the piano, and a dim trip-hop ambience.

“My debut single ‘Confusion’ talks about duality,” Ana says. “It’s about the conflict between what we want and what we are ‘allowed to want,’ between who we are and expected to be… Between emotion and reason.

“We all experience moments of inner conflict like that,” she continues. “‘Confusion’ explores these contrasting concepts and invites us to embrace both.”

The song’s video was directed by the Argentinian Fausto Torelli Tulissi, and was filmed in Berlin. It explores duality in images, pictured as a constant back and forth between the heavy reality and a “dream world” — our inner world. It follows Ana’s journey to the point where she is finally facing and embracing herself.

“Confusion” is the first single off Anaté’s upcoming debut album, Confessions. The album will feature 10 tracks, and is described by Ana as a “journey that leads us to being who we are when no one is watching…

“Ten confessions shared as songs.”

Ana is a young and talented singer and songwriter. She was trained from a young age in classical piano and was part of several musical projects as lead singer/songwriter and keyboardist. Ana kept writing music independently and performing in Paris until meeting producer Delman and starting the Anaté project together.

Delman is a seasoned producer and guitar player. He performed as guitar player with several local bands from early 2000’s to 2015, when he decided to focus on producing local artists and writing own music.

Their collaboration allowed to mix influences from artists of the past and present, with arrangements inspired by iconic trip-hop bands such as Hooverphonic, Massive Attack and Morcheeba, while vocal melodies and harmonies remind of artists such as Sade, Dido and Amy Lee.