Published Aug 23, 2013Norway's Susanna has released various albums over the years either as Susanna, Susanna Wallumrød or with the Magical Orchestra, and her next LP will find her re-exploring some of that work with experimental combo Ensemble neoN. Titled The Forester, the collaborative effort arrives September 17 via the newly formed SusannaSonata imprint.
A press release explains that the record features a mix of new songs and rearranged versions of previously released material, which blend her softened vocals with Ensemble neoN's "deceptively simple chamber-folk tapestry." The collection apparently showcases baroque woodwind and strings arrangements and Susanna's piano playing, with sonic touchstones including Kate Bush and Claude Debussy.
You can hear a reworked version of "Oh, I Am Stuck," a song that originally appeared on Susanna's 2012 solo set Wild Dog, down below.
Of the track, which has the singer detailing various forms of detainment, Susanna explained in a statement: "The feeling of being stuck in a situation is such a frustrating state of mind, but also a quite fascinating process to try and break the circle — right at the point where the paralyzation starts vanishing and the will to break loose sets in."