SUSANNA shares new video ‘Sacred Revolution’! Album ‘Triangle’ out now SusannaSonata

April 26, 2016
Photo credit: Anne Valeur/ Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard

Photo credit: Anne Valeur/ Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard



Following the release of her new and eleventh album ‘Triangle‘ on Friday, Norwegian artist Susanna is sharing a new video for album standout track ‘Sacred Revolution’.

Directed by Helge Sten, aka, Deathprod, Susanna went on to share some background behind the new video when she said “I wanted to have a lot of videos made for the tracks on the ‘Triangle’ album, by a lot of different people, to have their visual interpretation of my songs. For ‘Sacred Revolution’ Helge Sten aka Deathprod, who I have worked close with throughout my time as a recording artist, has made a beautiful and abstract video based on processing of colours and textures.

As for pushing the boundaries on ’Triangle‘ with what a song can be, what an album can be, I also wanted to challenge the music video format and let it cross into the art world.”

Triangle is soul music for lost souls. Susanna’s first solo record since 2012 is a mastodon of a singer/songwriter release — near 70 minutes of intensely expressive, deeply felt and spiritually probing lyrics, presented and performed in layers of voice, electronics, and effects, programmed with piano, violin and tuba.

The Norwegian artist known for personal interpretations of songs by Joy Division, Leonard Cohen and AC/DC among others but also her strong originals, has dissected her own musical expression, collaborations and projects, including 2014’s ‘Meshes of Voice’ album with Jenny Hval, and put the pieces together again creating a unique and diverse world for her songs.

Triangle re-examines Susanna’s relationship with spirituality, belief and superstition. Throughout, Susanna is in intimate, confessional mode, facing uncertainty and mystery, pondering how much of a place humanity deserves on a faltering planet, while confidently forging her own path and confronting doubt, fear and nihilism with a sense of wonder. Deeply Nordic in its willingness to confront existential darkness head-on, yet with a contemporary sound signature, Triangle is filled with magical omens, apocalyptic fires, black holes and floodwaters that constantly threaten oblivion. Yet among the dark undercurrents, electronic rumbling and white noise is a luminous melodic glow that rises above the introspection.

Recorded in Oslo and Los Angeles, Triangle was composed, arranged, performed, recorded and produced by Susanna. Norwegian musicians, including members of Supersilent, Broen, Moskus, Splashgirl and Sudan Dudan, participated alongside Americans Alison Chesley (Helen Money) and Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang).

Throughout the entire album, Susanna’s vocals are even more versatile and fluid, recalling at times Kate Bush, the Laurel Canyon balladry of Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro, or the acrobatics of the Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser.

Susanna’s Triangle is out now on SusannaSonata.

‘Triangle’ artwork:

‘Triangle’ track list:

1. Holy / Sacred
2. We Don’t Belong
3. Texture Within
4. Fear And Terror
5. Before The Altar
6. Hole
7. Shepherd
8. Under Water
9. This / Phenomena
10. For My Sins
11. Burning Sea
12. In The Need Of A Shepherd
13. Born Again
14. Triangle
15. Pyramid
16. Ebb And Flow
17. Decomposing
18. The Fire
19. Sacred Revolution
20. Purple
21. Death Hanging
22. In My Blood

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