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Monday, December 13, 2021
ANABEL ENGLUND RETURNS TO #1 ON DANCE MUSIC RADIO CHARTS WITH “MIDNIGHT RAPTURE”
Singer/songwriter & DJ ANABEL ENGLUND is no stranger to chart-busting song making. Her debut album Messing With Magic and it’s Deluxxe edition garnered her four #1 dance music radio singles (“Waiting For You” with Yotto, “Underwater” with MK, “Picture Us,” “So Hot [MK & Nightlapse Remix]) within the last year. Her latest single “Midnight Rapture” (Ultra Music/AREA10) now has also hit the top of the charts, breaking her own unprecedented record of most consecutive #1 dance music radio singles totaling five.
Containing elements of the Blondie classic “Rapture,” Englund turns up the heat with “Midnight Rapture,” landing her infectious single strong support from Channel Q (Audacy National), Diplo's Revolution (SXM), Evolution (iHeart), WCPY Chicago, WZFL Miami, Pride Radio (iHeart National), Music Choice, Studio54 on SiriusXM and more.
Helping push awareness for the song is the “Midnight Rapture” video. For it director Nikko Lamere—who has created memorable imagery for the likes of Noah Cyrus, Kehlani, Marina and Tiffany Young among others—creates a flashy glam world of fantasy around a late-night rendezvous with Anabel, capturing a never-been-seen-before performance from one of dance music’s hottest artists right now as she steps out from behind the decks to sing and dance.
“Anabel Englund and Debbie Harry could be the same woman across different generations: a kick-ass vocalist initially known as the tell-tale voice of a music group (Hot Natured and Blondie, respectively) before finding solo success…Englund steps a little more snugly in Harry’s stilettos with her new single ‘Midnight Rapture,’ which samples Blondie’s 1981 Billboard Hot 100-topping hit ‘Rapture.’ The original’s funky, Chic-inspired production gets a peaktime-dancefloor bassline boost, while Englund’s husky voice slinks and soars, building a scene where the party’s vibes are so high and the lust so intense that hearts could explode. In another nod to Harry and ‘Rapture’ -- often considered the first Hot 100 No. 1 to feature ‘rap’ vocals -- Englund delivers her own spoken-word verse of creating ‘paradise with a little risk.’ Take us there.” -- Krystal Rodriguez, Billboard
Singer, songwriter & DJ Anabel Englund’s sound is entrancing in its dichotomy; bright and carefree with her authentic Southern California breeziness. Other times she is irresistibly alluring with her dark, smoldering touch. The 2020 iHeart Music “Dance Artist Of The Year” nominee explores the dynamics of that captivating contrast with her debut album Messing with Magic. The Los Angeles-based artist spent late 2019 and all of 2020 putting out singles from Messing With Magic leading into its formal release in December on MK’s AREA10 label with Ultra Records, with the Messing With Magic Deluxxe album following in 2021. Beyond four #1 US Dance Airplay singles “Waiting For You” with Yotto, “Underwater” with MK, “So Hot (MK & Nightlapse Remix)” and “Picture Us” (marking her as the first female to score four #1’s in two years), the album highlights a variety of dance floor friendly tracks and heartfelt compositions including singles like “Boogie All Night” with Dombresky, “Warm Disco” with Lee Foss and “See the Sky.”
Englund has performed around the world at iconic festivals like Glastonbury, Coachella, Life Is Beautiful, Bestival, III Points and CRSSD, as well as venues like London’s O2 Academy, Ushuaïa Ibiza and the FriendShip music cruise. During the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic while the world was on lockdown, Anabel took the opportunity to promote her music by sharpening her DJ skills and acoustic performance to perform a variety of live streams including Mixmag Lab Home Edition, EDC Orlando Virtual Rave-A-Thon, Higher Ground with Diplo, SIRIUSXM’s BPM’s Empowered Festival, Factory 93 and Desert Hearts among others. She is also recognized for her eccentric, bold style and has performed at major cultural events like Paris, London and Milan Fashion Weeks. In 2012, Englund stepped into the house scene, bringing her unique sultry, slow-burn voice to Pleasure State’s “Electricity” (her group project with Lee Foss and MK). She further cemented her arrival by following with “Reverse Skydiving” with Lee Foss and Jamie Jones’ collaborative project Hot Natured the following year. She has released music on Hot Creation, Defected and Desert Hearts. There are a select few voices of house music that have paved their own pathway to legendary. Singer, songwriter & DJ Anabel Englund carries unforgettable, powerful melodies, and choruses to huge success.