Theresa Andersson Lets Fans View Sessions


Also mounts a new
Kickstarter campaign.


By Blurt Staff


BLURT fave Theresa
Andersson returns to the studio this week to begin work on her
new album, working with long-time collaborator and fellow countryman Tobias
Froberg as producer. In celebration of the process, and to help finance the new
album, Andersson is inviting her fans to watch her recording process live as
part of a Kickstarter campaign, also launching this week.

Known for her live shows, which feature the multi-instrumentalist building
complexly layered songs live on stage, Andersson became an internet phenomenon
in 2008, when YouTube featured a home-made video she taped of herself
performing a song in her kitchen, created to promote her last album, Hummingbird, Go!. More than 1.3 million
fans have since watched Andersson performing “Na Na Na“, one of several
videos that have come to be known as “the kitchen videos.”

Continuing in the spirit of that video, Theresa will open up her recording process
to fans, inviting them into her home studio during the recording of her
as-yet-untitled new album, slated for release early next year, and a chance to
chat with her about the process.

“Instead of burying all of the ideas that don’t work,
and only presenting the ï¬�nal product, I’ve decided to tear the wall down and
share the whole thing with my fans — The good, the bad, and the ugly,” says
Andersson, who acknowledges entering uncharted territory with the new album.
“To be honest, I’m not exactly sure how this record will
turn out, because there are elements of this recording that will be completely
new for me. For example, I’m thinking much more orchestrally these days, and
imagining songs arranged with rich horn clusters and multi-layered drums. The
only thing is, I’ve never arranged for horns before.”

The Kickstarter campaign will offer
fans a chance to watch Andersson and Froberg live as they explore Andersson’s
new songwriting process, and will also capture them collaborating with some
special guests, including some of New Orleans’ best horn players. The campaign
offers fans a number of unique opportunities to be a part of the recording
process, with perks including live streaming of Theresa in the studio, live
chats with the artist, limited edition merchandise, and tickets and backstage
passes to Theresa’s 2012 world tour.


[Above: Andersson with Allen Toussaint]


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