Week 49: Susanne Sundfør

Posted by jill on December 24, 2015

This blog plows on regardless of the season or what day it is.

In making myself find something new to listen to every week this year, it’s very noticeable how the landscape for music discovery has changed, even just in the last couple of years. Gone are the fan-based blogs, which were one of the primary ways I used to find music. Gone too are many of the independent music websites, with most of their creators moving on to ‘proper’ jobs. Sadly there doesn’t seem to be much coming up to fill in the vacuum. Having said that one blog which is still consistently good, and has been since it started, is Popjustice. This week’s artist comes from their Top 45 songs of the year list (though I’ve selected a different song).

This song by Susanne Sundfør also suggests that I might have been looking for interesting music in the wrong place, having overlooked pop music for most of the year. This however, isn’t very pop. It’s a 10 minute epic, which features a grand classical bit with piano half way through the song. It’s far more ambitious that a lot of what I’ve been listening to all year.