Photos: Rachlel Koumparou
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Su Andersson and Jaded Jane in Turquoise and Rust
A musical celebration of humanity's need
for connection, for community, for togetherness
Whilst the post pandemic world led to a desire for connection, for community and for togetherness, it is of little surprise that the creatives in our midst have been able to both recognise and harness this yearning into artistic outpouring. ‘Brave,’ the forthcoming album from Swedish songstress Su Andersson, is a musical epitome of this very phenomenon, being connective both in its lyrical storytelling, and in terms of the collaborations that form the bulk of its make-up.
It is a substantial departure from her previous album ‘Train Stories’, with its real-life and musical exploration holding up a mirror up to herself, being almost symbolic of Su’s own life journey. ‘Brave’ however replaces that mirror with a window, as Su seeks to both welcome and interact with the world around her, and the opportunities it provides.
I found that other artists I reached out to where as keen to connect as I was. The album features a broad range of duets, from Canadian folk noir-ist Wendy McNeill to US soulstress Naiika Sings, via West Australian singer-songwriter Ryan Edmond.“Its amazing really, there are people around the corner if you’re willing to go there, and are brave enough to make that step, and say hello.” As a musical celebration of humanity’s capacity and need for connection, for community, for togetherness, Brave does precisely that, whilst celebrating a whole lot more.
"There are people around the corner if you’re willing to go there, and are
brave enough to make that step, and say hello...!"
Words and estetics are as important as music to me. Together they create the special universe that forms every album or single. You find my lyrics below as well as the wonderful artwork made by the artist Xema Fuertes. Free to download but don't forget the artists name if you publish.
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Lyrics and artwork
"Out of Sweden comes singer/songwriter SU ANDERSSON, who delivers after the 2 corona years a new album titled Brave. She has been making music for over several decades, and along with the help of a list of other guest musicians, Su recorded a nice NEIL YOUNGish singer/songwriter ish pop/rock album. Vocally sounding very nasal, it reflects a clear American influence and also has very slight STEVIE NICKS influences."
ROOTS MUSIC REPORT
"As Brave reveals, the human desire to transcend dread and emptiness in times of hardship can lead not only to acts of courage, but can also point the way to new artistic breakthroughs. In a world of angst and war, with Brave Su Andersson gives music fans reasons to be optimistic and brave."
"As a musical celebration of humanity’s capacity and need for connection, for community, for togetherness, "Brave" does precisely that, whilst celebrating a whole lot more."
"Su Andersson started making music late but is well on her way to establishing herself as one of the best voices in the genre, at least here in Europe. Absolutely deserves listening and appreciation."