Singer and guitarist Annemarie Quinn, who is from the United Kingdom (UK) releases her album Blue Sky Thinking Friday.
The musician, who is co-founder of Music against Malaria alongside Code Sangala said Thursday she was excited to drop the album which has taken her time since she had to work with more artists.
The artist who has also starred in some of the top festivals in the country including Tumaini and Blantyre Arts, has featured over 40 Malawian musicians in the album which she recorded in eight different locations.
“Blue Sky Thinking is four years of experience, emotion and connection. This is a 14 – track album which merges cultures and humans from all walks of life to celebrate the beauty of collaboration,” Annemarie said.
She further, said that Blue Sky Thinking is an album bringing together a wide and talented range of Malawian musicians to inspire, collaborate, compose, perform and record.
“This is a rare opportunity for a British singer-songwriter to be fully immersed into the country’s culture for four incredible years,” she said.
Taking up guitar, violin and singing from the age of seven to performing her first gig at the age of 13, Annemarie went on to graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University with a first class degree in music in 2013.
The musician has honed a style that is unique, uplifting and sun-shining, earning her praise and performances at international venues and festivals, with regular features on BBC Introducing for 15 years.
“I wanted to take my time with this album and get to know musicians rather than just a feature. I feel like I have made some great friends throughout the recording and I am grateful to each and every artist,” Annemarie said.
Some of the artists featuring in the album include Code Sangala, Waliko Makhala, Patrick Chimbewa, Goma Nyondo, Lusubilo Band, Faith Mussa Jacaranda School for Orphans and Agorosso.
Apart from the title track ‘Blue Sky Thinking’, some of the songs in the album include ‘Osadandaula’.