Beginning in mid-October, Susanna heads out on an autumn tour covering the UK, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland.
Late March 2012 saw the release of Susanna's “Wild Dog”, her new album on her “home label”, Rune Grammofon. ‘Wild Dog’ is Susanna´s eight album, including three with Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, her ”Norwegian” album ”Jeg Vil Hjem Til Menneskene” and the recent ECM album with Giovanna Pessi. That is effectively one album a year of quality releases since her debut in 2004, indeed a very rare treat these days.
Listen to Norway talked to Susanna in late March, read the entire interview here or listen to an audio version in our ’99 Minutes’ webcast series here.
Possibly best known for her unique and striking interpretations of iconic songs like ”Jolene”, ”Hallelujah” and ”Love Will Tear Us Apart”, she has also proved herself as an original songwriter with a strong signature. Bonnie ”Prince” Billy has performed and recorded her songs and Mojo named her song ”Believer” as ”one of the greatest break-up songs ever”.
‘Wild Dog’ features musical partnerships with strong names and guests like Emmett Kelly from Bonnie ”Prince” Billy´s band and Jeremy Gara from Arcade Fire. Others include Shahzad Ismaily, Jo Berger Myhre and ever-present co-producer Helge Sten (Deathprod). Also appearing is recent nominee for the Nordic Council Music Prize, Ole Henrik Moe, who together with Kari Rønnekleiv form experimental duo Sheriffs of Nothingness.
Flanked by guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Helge Sten and drummer/percussionist Erland Dahlen, Susanna delivered a set of strong compositions from her new Rune Grammofon album ‘Wild Dog’ at an intimate Live At The Office concert at MIC Norway’s Oslo HQ earlier this April. Watch the footage here:
Susanna Wallumrød, Artist