About

Circus-New Single (Released June 24, 2021)

annmarie cullen single artwork for circus. Annmarie sitting down leaning head on hand

How did we get here? What the hell happened?

Following her return from LA to Ireland, singer-songwriter Annmarie Cullen releases her new single ‘Circus’ that continues with the theme of breakup and loss. It’s an emotive follow up to ‘What I Once Meant To You’ which topped the Irish iTunes chart on the first week of its release earlier this year.

Prior to her return to Irish shores, Annmarie enjoyed a hugely successful song-writing career in LA with Disney and Warner Chappel, working on Nickelodeon shows like iCarly and Drake And Josh, CBS drama Blue Bloods and as a performer in her own right with band Saucy Monky. When a move to Barcelona, where she worked for a time outside the music industry, ended in a marriage breakup, Annmarie returned to her native country to reignite her passion for music.

Due to the pandemic, Annmarie worked on ‘Circus’ remotely, collaborating online with a host of her LA music friends including Adam Marcello (Katy Perry), India Carney (Katy Perry, and The VOICE USA finalist), guitarist Meg Toohey (Sara Bareilles), LA Based Bassist Paul Bushnell (The Commitments, The Weeknd, Tim McGraw) and TV and film composer Gabriel Mann (Modern Family). This resulted in the painfully beautiful new track ‘CIRCUS’ available for download and to stream everywhere from Thursday 24th June 2021. The track was co-written with LA songwriter, Beth Thornley.

Background

Annmarie left her native Dublin and moved to Los Angeles in the 90s with the allure of music and adventure calling to her, casting all her fear of the unknown aside. After an obligatory spell waitressing, she secured staff writing gigs with Disney and Warner Chappell. It kicked off a high-flying music career for Annmarie as she went on to help soundtrack some of the most popular TV shows in the last two decades, such as light-hearted Nickelodeon shows like iCarly and Drake And Josh and the high-octane, Tom Selleck led crime series Blue Bloods, as well as cult lesbian film and comedy-drama And Then Came Lola.

As exciting as that was, Annmarie truly felt at home performing on stage with naughties indie darlings Saucy Monky, where along the way, there were encounters including the likes of Katy Perry and Sara Bareilles (‘Love Song’, ‘Winter Song’)

Annmarie moved to Barcelona in 2016 with her then-wife as her working-life took a new direction, with the offer of a tech role. Their marriage ended in late 2019 and fast-forward to 2021, Annmarie is back in Dublin and “making some of the most emotionally charged music you will hear this year”. As was the case for many musicians, Covid-19 posed certain challenges for Annmarie, but she was undeterred as she pledged to return to the thing that always served her most since a young age: music.

Ends

For media inquiries, contact:

Lindsey – lindsey@lhpublicity.ie

Deirdre – deirdre@lhpublicity.ie

Sorcha – sorcha@lhpublicity.ieAnnmarie’s music has been heard in the following TV, Films and commercials: