Swedish born, New Orleans based soul singer Theresa Andersson is ready to release a new record, Street Parade, a lush, joyful and sometimes melancholy ode to they city she has called “home” for nearly 20 years.
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. Theresa will kick off a US tour making stops in NYC, LA, Jazzfest mainstage and more. Fans who are not able to catch the looping sensation live will have a special opportunity to tune in for Theresa’s KCRW “Morning Becomes Eclectic” performance on June 6th. Lead by layered vocal harmonies over rolling drums, album track “Hold On To Me” was premiered by KCRW “Today’s Top Tune” today. Download the “Hold On To Me” MP3 HERE and we encourage you to post and share.
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.” “What Comes Next” opens with a bright horn melody and mighty drum cadence leading into a powerful chorus on which Theresa is joined by Peter Moren of Peter Bjorn and John.
Andersson 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. Check out a live performance clip of Andersson performing “Oh Mary” at Le Petit Theater and be sure to catch her live on tour!