We’ve been excited about Catherine AD’s new project the Anchoress ever since “What Goes Around” surfaced on British radio and the internet in late 2013. Channeling the baroque-pop styles found in her solo work, the singer and multi-instrumentalist dubbed her latest project’s sound as “revenge pop.”
With her upcoming album, Confessions of a Romance Novelist due out sometime early next year, the Anchoress is back with the release of another single, “One For Sorrow.” It’s the title track off a new EP to hold us over, due November 3 via Hiraeth/PIAS Recordings.
“One For Sorrow,” co-produced by former Mansun frontman Paul Draper, is inspired by the myth of 1950s womanhood. The video sees footage of Catherine in her Anchoress persona dressed in various wedding gowns spliced with scenes from old cartoons and television programs. This is revenge pop indeed, with biting lyrics criticizing the falsehoods that young women are still fed today: “The happy-ever-after dream is a lie that they sell you in magazines,” she offers.