‘Harratt Street’ a song about break up and loss – new release from Annmarie Cullen
Following her recent return from LA to Dublin, singer-songwriter Annmarie Cullen releases her third and final single ‘Harratt Street’ from her trilogy of 2021 releases. The song continues on the theme of break up and loss.
The melancholic and anthemic ‘Harratt Street’ is the follow-up to her acclaimed singles ‘What I Once Meant To You’ and ‘Circus’ which collectively scored an Irish iTunes Number 1, received national press and airplay and was playlisted on Ireland’s RTE Radio 1 with particular support from DJ Fiachna O’Braonain.
Celebrated broadcasters Ryan Tubridy and Dave Fanning embraced Annmarie’s music and story and invited her to appear on their respective radio shows recently, garnering significant public interest.
In the emotive split-screen video, Annmarie takes viewers on a retrospective journey of a time in West Hollywood in California where she lived for many years.
Guest appearances (vocal and on-screen) are made by Irish musician Naimee Coleman and Annmarie’s Saucy Monky bandmates Cynthia Catania and Steve Giles.
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 ‘Harratt Street’ remotely, collaborating online with a host of her LA music friends including Adam Marcello (Katy Perry), guitarist Meg Toohey (Sara Bareilles), LA based Irish bassist Paul Bushnell (The Commitments, The Weeknd, Tim McGraw) and TV and film composer Gabriel Mann (Modern Family).
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.