"Songs Revisited" EP (SusannaSonata)

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Throughout her career, Norwegian artist Susanna, the woman behind Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, Susanna, and Susanna Wallumrød  has become known for her personal interpretations of other people’s songs, such as AC/DC, Dolly Parton, Thin Lizzy, ABBA, and so many more, as well as her strong originals. Today, she shares with the world her reinterpretation of Leonard Cohen’s “Who By Fire.” It’s one of three covers on her new EP, “Songs Revisited,” alongside covers of Phoenix and Tina Turner, plus new versions of two of her original songs. The EP features shimmering vocals, rolling drums, Helge Sten’s remarkable guitar playing and Susanna harmonizing with her brother Fredrick on the choruses. It is otherworldly, penetrating music for dedicated listeners.

Susanna has released music for over a decade through independent labels, including Rune Grammofon and Grappa Musikkforlag, and through her own label SusannaSonata since 2011. She’s released 10 albums to date, two of which won a Norwegian Grammy in the Open Category. The most recent was a collaboration with Jenny Hval called Meshes of Voice.