Annalibera, the three-piece from Des Moines fronted by Anna Gebhardt, is a happy concoction of ‘90s grunge, electro-pop, and modern indie rock. Gebhardt’s major influences like PJ Harvey are apparent, but the unique electronic production, though subtle, deepens their sound. The single “Blooms” of their debut album Nevermind I Love You glides along like a giant bubble wand dragged through a clear spring day, tinged with the mystifying effects of a crush: Gebhardt wrote the song while falling for the band’s guitarist, Ryan Stier.
The two pursued a long term relationship and eventually broke up; that story is explored through the “Blooms” video. Lucky for us, the band is still together. Never mind I Love You is out March 24 on Sump Pump Records.
Watch "Blooms" by Annalibera