As we head towards this week’s General Election Welsh pop star Ani Glass is calling for ‘Y Newid’ (Change) with the politically conscious opening song from her recently released EP ‘Ffrwydrad Tawel’. Possessed of an ethereal vocal purity, Ani’s poignant intertwined refrains are steeped in lyrics that chart the emergence of the unions during the industrial revolution. Swirling with the ghosts of early Goldfrapp, interjected with a vocal sample from socialist activist (Labour councillor) Ray Davies, during his speech at the Yes Cymru rally in 2014.
Ani Glass is the persona of Cardiff-based electronic pop musician, producer, artist and photographer, Ani Saunders. The ‘Ffrwydrad Tawel’ EP’s six electrifying, infectious, socially conscious electronic pop songs are a document of Ani Glass’s artistic evolution invested with grander themes. “It’s about reconnecting with my language, history and culture after returning home having been away for years” explains Ani “the songs are a snapshot of this journey of self discovery.”