Theresa Andersson Returns With New LP

 

Loveletter to N’awlins
no less.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Swedish born, New Orleans based soul singer – and BLURT fave
– Theresa Andersson is back with a new album, Street Parade, a loveletter to her adopted
hometown of two decades. It drops April 24 on Basin Street.

 
Multi-instrumentalist Andersson is best known for her live shows, where she
crafts complexly layered songs using bevy of drums, stringed instruments and
looping pedals. She became an internet phenomenon in 2008, when Youtube
featured a home-made video of her performing a song in her kitchen. The song, “Na
Na Na,”
from her album Hummingbird, Go!, logged 750,000 views in three
days, and has gone on to accumulate nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube. (Read
the review of that classic 2008 album here.)
 

Street Parade, according to the
Andersson camp, “reflects a dreamy Nordic pop sensibility firmly rooted and
influenced by the warm gospel and soul sounds that drew the artist to New Orleans in the first
place.” Note that key track “What Comes Next” opens with a bright horn melody
and mighty drum cadence leading into a powerful chorus on which Theresa is
joined by Peter Moren of Peter Bjorn and John.

 

To celebrate the launch of Street Parade, the singer is partnering with the all female KREWE
OF MUSES
, one of the most entertaining and unique Mardi Gras krewes, to
debut music from her album. Working with renowned puppeteer Arthur Mintz,
creator of the award-winning theater version of Fantastic Mr. Fox, the Mardi Gras performance will feature a puppet-driven
float with Andersson, The Muses, and a 40 piece band of singers, drummers and
horn players performing songs from the album.

 
Concert Dates:

2/16: New Orleans @ MARDI GRAS
3/8: NYC @ Joe’s Pub, 7:30 pm
4/14: Mobile, AL
@ Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
4/18: New Orleans @ Lafayette Square (Free Show), 5pm
5/4: New Orleans
@ JAZZFEST

 

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