Friday, May 14, 2010

Susanne Sundfør: The Brothel

Stunning, dreamlike song from 24-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfør who on her MySpace page lists some of her influences as 16th century Renaissance composer Palestrina, Georg Friedrich Händel, Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, Philip Glass, and Taylor Swift. Her Wikipedia entry mentions Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Fleetwood Mac as well as fellow Norwegians Ane Brun and Thomas Dybdahl.

The cover artwork for her 2010 album (also named "The Brothel") with its crystal ceiling lamp and shadowy birds is some of the most haunting I've seen to date.