One of Sweden’s biggest, brightest stars as the lead singer for the Cardigans, Nina Persson, is about to release her first solo album under her own name. The hotly anticipated “Animal Heart” w... More
One of Sweden’s biggest, brightest stars as the lead singer for the Cardigans, Nina Persson, is about to release her first solo album under her own name. The hotly anticipated “Animal Heart” will be released in the UK and Europe early in 2014.
The title track, “Animal Heart” will be the first single from the album and is available on youtube here: http://youtu.be/dWoSNQ86vgI
This is the first solo release from Nina, and her first album since she, Niclas Frisk and Nathan Larson released “Colonia” as A Camp in 2009. The Cardigans have not released an album since “Super Extra Gravity” in 2005. “Animal Heart” was written and produced by Nina along with her husband film composer & novelist Nathan Larson (A Camp, Shudder To Think) and Eric D. Johnson (The Shins, Fruit Bats).
“The most difficult and maybe also the best thing about going solo is probably all the decisions you make alone. Somewhere inside, I have a very clear clock, a gut feeling, that says what I think. I have forced myself to just keep going and follow only my gut with this album. I have simply no time to dwell on things anymore which I did a lot before,” says Nina.
Since The Cardigans’ last album and the two critically acclaimed albums by A Camp, Nina has performed as part of The Citizens Band, featured on the Sparklehouse/Danger Mouse collaboration “Dark Night Of The Soul,” performed on the tribute album to Serge Gainsbourg titled Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited, performed at a Prince Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall and started a family.
The goods news is that “Animal Heart” – the album and single – see Nina back on form with the return of her wonderfully distinctive voice carrying finely crafted songs. Perhaps unsurprisingly, themes include moving forward without getting caught in the past in addition to the perennial topics of relationships and alienation.
Nina has recently been playing a few select shows with The Cardigans in various parts of the world and will be over to the UK and Europe to play dates with her new band in early 2014. Meanwhile, “Animal Heart,” the album, is something truly exciting to look forward to in 2014.
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