Published Jun 14, 2012Since quitting Swedish pop group the Concretes in 2006 in order to go solo, singer Victoria Bergsman has releases two LPs under her Taken By Trees banner -- 2007's Open Field and 2009's East of Eden -- and earned Exclaim!'s Mark of Excellence both times. Now, she's going for the three-peat when she releases her new album Other Worlds on October 2 via Secretly Canadian.
An announcement from the label notes that the collection was inspired by a recent visit to Hawaii, with the results blending dub with pedal steel.
Bergsman said in a statement, "I remember two songs that really triggered the whole 'Hawaiian/tropical' album idea and kept hanging on through out the whole process of the album as sound and feel atmosphere. The first song was the instrumental track 'Diamond Head' by the Beach Boys and the other one is Augustos Pablo's song 'AP Spezial,' also an instrumental track. Both of the songs have beautiful nature sounds added to them of waves, thunder and birds. The Beach Boys song turned me onto pedal steels and the Augustos Pablo song turned me onto the more dubby feeling."
Other Worlds was produced by Henning Fürst of the Tough Alliance. See a brief trailer for the album below, which shows Bergsman hanging out in the beautiful Hawaiian landscape. In the background, you'll hear a snippet of the peaceful album cut "Only You."