When creating an album, most artists aim to record ten to fifteen tracks to show fans and critics what they’re made of. For Norwegian artist Susanna, however, this number is barely adequate; on her eleventh album Triangle, she has produced a prolific twenty two tracks. It’s her first solo endeavour since 2012, and it’s an “unusually probing” listening experience.
But what came before this intense recording effort? Well, there were her own interpretations of songs by Joy Division, Leonard Cohen and AC/DC, her collaboration with fellow Norwegian artist Jenny Hval on the 2014 album Meshes of Voice, and there were her consistent and original efforts as a solo artist.
Immersed in music and the Norwegian artistic community, she flew between Oslo and Los Angeles to record Triangle, which she composed, arranged, recorded and produced by herself. Norwegian musicians, including Supersilent, Broen, Moskus, Splashgirl and Sudan Dudan, participated alongside Americans Alison Chesley (Helen Money) and Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang).
With her instinct for creation and extensive experience of recording and producing music, Susanna is set for further success in her already rich artistic career.
Triangle, the upcoming album from Susanna, is out 22 April on Susanna Sonata.