“Small Fortune” – coming August 21, 2023
Annie’s new recording, “Small Fortune,” is also a film, a long-form video that accompanies the eleven songs of the collection. For more information and to watch video, click here. Click here to watch trailer (02:02)
Of “Small Fortune” Hal Ackerman, author and UCLA Screenwriting Department Chair, writes: “The entire piece is personal, poignant, inventive, touching, and insightful. I think of the classic singer-songwriters who have moved me; Louden Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and others more contemporary like Taylor Swift and Adele. Annie’s work stands with the best of them. In addition, her voice itself is an instrument; soft, melodic, intimate… a lullaby that could make the end of the world sound sweet.
This is not MTV. It is more Bunuel, Goddard, Chantal Akerman. Gallup is an unwavering musical and visual artist who has created a stunningly beautiful feast for the eyes and ears.”
“Oh Everything” 8/6/2021
“This past year, the year of the pandemic, was everything and its opposite. Immersed in the world, and at the same time, isolated from the world; so much happening, so little going on. Oh, everything. I haven’t slept well. But… insomnia plus isolation equals the luxury of time to think. Most of these songs were a spinoff of tossing and turning in the dark.
The window of the room where I’ve been sequestered looks out onto an ancient maple tree (buds, then lush green leaves, then brilliant red and yellow, then bare branches, then buds again) that collects crows. The crows overheard me working out early versions of these songs and laughed. Crows – those jokers, survivors, scavengers, tricksters who can spin adversity into advantage… an allegory for the passage in which this recording was made. And so, crows appear on the cover.
And… speaking of spinning adversity into advantage: Harvey Jones, British born, New York-based madman genius of the artful synthesizer, on hiatus from his steady work due to the pandemic, was miraculously available and willing to take on this project. Peter and I recorded the songs here on the coast of Maine, then dropboxed the tracks to Harvey’s studio in New York, where he created the wild, evocative, intuitive, inventive, beautiful and witty soundscapes that you hear on this project. Oh everything.” – AG