Susanna, the Norwegian artist behind Susanna and the Magical Orchestra and Susanna Wallumrød, is back with her first solo record since 2012.
‘Triangle’, billed as soul music for lost souls, is out on 22 April 2016, just three days after she performs at Café Oto in London.
Susanna’s 11th album, which was recorded in Oslo and Los Angeles, has the singer-songwriter re-examining her relationship with spirituality, belief, and superstition in songs presented in layers of electronics, and effects, programmed with piano, violin, and tuba.
But it’s her voice that’s most striking — recalling at times Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, or the Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser — as she confronts doubt, fear, and nihilism. Like on the album’s debut single, ‘Burning Sea’, which, Susanna says, is about “the experience of giving in to something, surrender, and feeling trapped at the same time, both wonderful and dangerous”.
“I wrote this song in LA where a lot of the material for the album came to life,” she explains. “I am very fascinated by the sunny, beautiful and urban in combination with the pumping undercurrents of creativity in that city.”
Expect to hear it and other new songs from ‘Triangle’ alongside classics at Susanna’s Café Oto performance on 19 April 2016. Tickets are available now.