Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ida Long Crashes

The Swedish singer Ida Long’s new release Crash is taken from her upcoming debut album Walk Into The Fire. Crash started out as a dark winter poem in Ida Long’s personal diary (”it’s kind of cold out there…”), but on a sunny summer day in Spain Ida Long embellished the lyrics with the bright melodies of the kaleidoscopic pop song.

Last year Ida Long was noted for her highly acclaimed interpretation of the song Mad World in the award winning trailer for the American TV series Mad Men (4th season). Since her first solo performances in New York City in the summer of 2010, Ida Long has toured extensively all over Europe, where she’s been compared to Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Lykke Li, Feist, and Björk. In Sweden her first release – the ambitious CD/DVD project Into Dark Woods EP – topped the official Swedish sales chart in November 2011.

Ida Long is also singer in the Swedish indietronica project Baron Bane, whose album LPTO was awarded a 4/5-review in the January 2012 issue of the British music magazine Uncut: ”Ida Long edges towards Madonna-style disco ecstasy”.

Her first solo album Walk Into The Fire will be released internationally in April-May 2012.

Download: Crash (single version)

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