One of my favorite guilty pleasures Annie is set to release her sophmore album Don't Stop next month on Island Records. Most artists tend to have sophmore slumps, but from what I've heard so far it doesn't look like that will be the case with my favorite Norwegian pop princess. The tracks I've heard are great! They continue in the same dance tradition of her debut record 'Anniemal'. I'm sure we will be hearing many of these tracks as well as tons of remixes on dancefloors everywhere in the coming months. She made a great move in recruting Richard X to help her with this record. We're big fans of Richard here. Anybody who knows him knows he's got a great ear for dance music.

Here's what she had to say about her new release on MySpace::

'I wanted my next album to take the spirit of ‘Anniemal’ and take it up a step which is where I am now with my second album – ‘Don’t Stop’ –coming out on Island Records this Autumn. It’s taken me a while to put it together but I’m really pleased and I had some great help in doing so including Timo Kaukolampi and Richard X – who collaborated on my first album – and I also hooked up with amazing Xenomania, and did a duet with Mr Fredrik Saroea, who some of you might know from the excellent band Datarock. The album was produced by Brian Higgins who was great at understanding what I wanted, and has helped to shape ‘Don't Stop’. My first single from this album will be ‘I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me’ which is currently up on my myspace player and is out on 7th July. Watch out for some great ‘Girlfriend’ remixes from Timo, Richard X, Get Shakes, Section and FDZ - And there will be more!'

MP3: Song Reminds Me of You - Annie (YSI)
MP3: Bad Times - Annie (YSI)

Here's the video for First Single 'I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me'

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