CMU Approved

Approved: Susanne Sundfør – Undercover

By | Published on Wednesday 7 June 2017

Susanne Sundfør

Susanne Sundfør is back. Newly signed to Bella Union, she will release her seventh studio album, ‘Music For People In Trouble’, on 25 Aug.

As ever, a new LP sees her move in a new sonic direction. Following the theatrical, densely produced pop of 2015’s ‘Ten Love Songs’, new single ‘Undercover’ sees her shift back towards the more piano-focussed music she made at the beginning of her career.

Largely a solo performance for its first half – with just some lightly placed slide guitar over her piano and voice – the song builds to a choral finish.

It also finds Sundfør in fairly downbeat mood. One which, it seems, will spread across the rest of the album, as she explains: “We are living in a time of great changes. Everything is moving so rapidly, sometimes violently, sometimes dauntingly. I think a lot of people experience anxiety these days. I wanted to address these emotions on the album”.

Sundfør will be touring the UK in October, kicking off with a performance at Union Chapel in London that you absolutely must go to. She’ll also take part in the BBC Proms Scott Walker Tribute at the Royal Albert Hall on the 25 Jul.

Listen to ‘Undercover’ here:

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