Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Susanne Sundfor: White Foxes






Every now and again I hear an artist and feel like a total fool for having not heard them or for overlooking them entirely. Just simply missing a voice, especially one that feels unprecedented, feels wrong.

The first time I heard Susanne Sundfor was only two months ago - something that's fairly tragic considering her haunting music and time-stopping vocals are nothing less than rightfully notorious in her native Norway. I have to say that in the moment, I continue to feel a little chilly and stunned even after her song "White Foxes" closes out. Maybe it's her mind blowing range, the icy and explosive melody or thumping electronic bridge which causes the sensation of awe to drag on - but needless to say, Sundfor leaves a lasting impression. I'm not sure if I've heard a vocalist like this in a long, long time.

I have no doubt, regardless of your particular taste, that you'll feel the same after hearing this piercing art-pop voice. It's romantic and a little off putting, all at once. Look for the release of The Silicone Veil in early October, and if you know a single soul in the UK - make sure they go to see her tour alongside M83. Now that would be a sight.


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