Former Pipette, Cymru -pop star Ani Glass, just released her new single ‘Y Ddawns’ (The Dance)!
“popular, transient, expendable, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, big business” Richard Hamilton once said of Pop Art back in 1956. ‘Y Ddawns’ (The Dance) the new Welsh single by Ani Glass is both pop and art combined.
Produced by W H Dyfodol (aka Haydon Hughes & Y Pencadlys) the song is a rallying call for those seeking inspiration in language and art – the dance is the imagination and the music the language. The ‘futility’ mentioned in the lyrics refers to the pressures of everyday life, a straight-jacket between narrow walls – a life going too fast to live pop and art – but too young to give up hope.
Dance, dance, dance to the radio ….. dance to the revolution……. this is pop music on message!
Ani Glass is the persona of Cardiff-based electronic pop musician, producer, artist and photographer, Ani Saunders. Fiercely proud of her heritage, Glass sings in her native languages Welsh and Cornish and last year released her fist solo material with lead single Ffôl being chosen as single of the week on BBC Radio Cymru and gaining plays on BBC 6 music.
Ani is also known for her work with The Pipettes, joining in 2008 to record the Martin Rushent-produced Earth Vs. The Pipettes album. Prior to her stint with the polka-dotted pop band, Glass was in Genie Queen, managed by OMD’s Andy McCluskey. Most recently she has fronted The Lovely Wars, releasing the Young Love EP – the title track being Quietus writer Aug Stone’s Song of 2013 and the Brân i Frân single, much praised by Everett True “SO FUCKING WONDERFUL!”.
Ani collaborated with international Welsh artist Ivor Davies in February and is currently working on an EP inspired by his exhibition Silent Explosion/Ffrwydrad Tawel.
Ani Glass upcoming show:
23rd October – Swn Festival