Just after finishing her second album, Dream Girl, Anna of the North saw a psychologist. ‘She was very wise,’ says Anna now. ‘And she said to me, remember in the future that this was what you were thinking at this point in your life.’ It is two years since Anna wound down the campaign for her first record, Lovers. A lot had happened in the interim. ‘She said, remember this is why it sounds like it does and it means what it says. Because you will never feel exactly like that again.’ Anna thought a little about what this might mean.