Theresa Andersson Knows What Comes Next On Street Parade
In three months Theresa Andersson will release her new album 'Street Parade'. It is the follow-up to her successful album 'Hummingbird, Go!' which was released in 2008. The Swedish born artist dedicates this album to her hometown New Orleans where she lived for nearly 20 years. Remember 2012 marks her 40th birthday.
To celebrate both occasions the song 'What Comes Next', featuring Peter Moren of Peter Bjorn and John, is being given away for free, HERE. To make it even more spectacular she is partnering with KREWE OF MUSES, one of the most entertaining and unique Mardi Gras krewes, to debut music from her album. Her Mardi Gras performance will feature a puppet-driven float with Theresa, The Muses, and a 40 piece band of singers, drummers and horn players performing songs from the album.
A stunning vocalist and a talented multi-instrumentalist, Theresa 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.
Artist: Theresa Andersson
Title: Street Parade
Release date: 04/24/12
Label: Basin Street Records
Single: What Comes Next
Buy at: Amazon
Andersson’s new album, Street Parade, 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. The title track, “Street Parade,” opens the record with resounding vocals rising over a regimental drum-line, testifying to the catharsis and impermanence of the carnival. The focus then draws back cinematically into the rush of the parade as the piano fades on “Injuns,” and Theresa’s voice bounds over a heart-quickening percussion of handclaps, drumsticks and thrumming base. Theresa’s voice plays from a tongue-in-cheek 60s standard to a subtle snarl on the nocturnal brass breakdown of “Fiya’s Gone.”
Theresa Andersson Upcoming Performances
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
"Street Parade" by Theresa Andersson - release date: 04/24/12..