16.02.2023, Words by Billy Ward

POiSON ANNA and Jwles occupy Paris’ 18th in potent new visual for '96 HEAT'

"We wanted to pay homage to the real districts of Paris and its nature..."

Emerging from behind the cloak of London's inner-city smog for the first time this year, enigmatic songstress POiSON ANNA shares her new single '96 HEAT'. 

The track features Parisian rapper Jwles and the grainy video accompanying it was shot in Paris’ 18th, referencing everything from Belgian artist René Magritte to old 60’s comics.

Despite only one mixtape to her name – 2021’s 'EXCELSiA' – POiSON ANNA is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing artists coming out of the UK capital right now. Her association with Dean Blunt has catalysed a cult level of interest and excitement around the singer, who performed at Blunt's only UK/EU show in a super-limited capacity gig at Peckham Audio last year. 

Produced by long-time collaborator Mobbs, her latest offering's darkly hypnotic basslines and irresistible 808s reflect the slickly dystopian tones that litters her debut project. 

Speaking on '96 HEAT', POiSON ANNA says: “we shot this video in the streets of the 18th because we wanted to pay homage to the real districts of Paris and its nature. It was important for me to establish who Jwles and I are as individuals. With the video, I wanted to create ambiguity around whether it was Jwls leading Anna astray or vis versa.”

Watch the music video above or stream the single here

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