Susanne Sundfør – Music For People In Trouble (Listen)
Norwegian singer, Susanne Sundfør, is a difficult one to pin down. Since releasing her debut album, Take One, back in 2007, she has experimented with a whole host of different sounds. Bold synth-pop on 2015’s, Ten Love Songs, classical compositions on 2012’s, The Silicone Valley, and experimental instrumental on, A Night At Salle Pleyel, which was released in 2013.
Last week, she returned with her sixth studio album, Music For People In Trouble, a poignant record which could not sound more different to its predecessor.The production is simple, the lyrics deeply personal and her haunting vocals immensely moving. Inspired by Susanne’s travels across the globe, visiting contrary environments and politically contrasting worlds from North Korea to the Amazon jungle, Music For People In Trouble is one of the most evocative records you’ll hear this year.
Personal highlights include the heavenly Undercover, and the gentle album opener, Mantra, but this is really a record that needs to be listened to as a whole to be truly appreciated. Fortunately for you, you can listen in full below.