Annie spoke with Billboard about plans to release her second album ‘Don’t Stop’ later this year after ending her Island Records deal last year. “I own the masters, so I can do whatever I want to do. I might do it myself, on my own label,” the Norwegian artist explained. “We’re talking to people too. There’s so much happening in the business right now. In a way, I feel to do things on your own, you’re in control. I’ve always been this sort of artist that people don’t know how to categorize me and what to do with me.”
Annie pinned the reason on her departure from Island on the exit of the label’s U.K. president Nick Gatfield. “It’s just difficult, when you first work with someone and you have a vision and an idea of what you want to do, and suddenly you’re working with someone who doesn’t care about anything at all,” Annie explained.
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