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Up-And-Comers: Susanne Sundfør

I know I already wrote an “Up-And-Comers” feature this week, but after hearing “White Foxes,” the single by indie Norwegian singer/songwriter Susanne Sundfør, I just had to put up another one.

While not well known here in the U.S. (yet), Sundfør has amassed a significant following in her home country of Norway. Over the past five years, she’s released multiple studio albums, most have which have wound up charting in the top 3 in that nation. Her musical style falls loosely in the electro-pop genre while incorporating elements of classical and jazz, but really, it’s hard to pin her down to a particular category.

But for me, the most identifiable element of Susanne Sundfør is that remarkable voice, as you’ll be able to hear in the video below—a haunting and beautiful tone, flowing easily over creative and thoughtful lyrics.

Sundfør’s latest record The Silicone Veil has actually been out since March in digital format (you can find it on iTunes), but its official release in the UK this month in “hard copy” CD form has brought fresh attention to her music lately. At any rate, her music is well worth a listen.


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About the Author

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Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Kim Phelps found her inspiration and love for music listening to local bands play in the coffeehouses around town. She soon found her own voice as a singer-songwriter, and eventually began playing her own gigs in the coffee shops. Her personal influences include Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson and Cat Power, but as an indie musician herself, she has an affinity for any band or artist who pursues creative freedom on the outskirts of the music industry. As our Indie correspondent, Kim makes a point of highlighting up-and-coming independent acts who are creating a buzz and building an audience. When she's not blogging for us or playing in the coffee shops, Kim works as a barista herself to help pay the bills. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

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