The great aim & the purpose of this blog is to tell you (and the world!) my newest musical discoveries and sometimes, a line about a movie or people. I am not promising this to turn out into a daily basis blog, but I’m definitely going to try to update as often as possible.
So, here goes…
The headliner of this blog is Ida Maria.
The Norvegian singer/songwriter didn’t catch my ear at first, but I guess I just didn’t listen to the right song first. The right choice for the first song is whether Oh My God or I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked. The last one has been in my head for almost three days non-stop, so you can only imagine what kind of thoughts have I been having.
Anyhow – about her:
Ida Maria (full name: Ida Maria Børli Sivertsen), born 13 July 1984, is a Norwegian indie rock/punk musician. She gained considerable success in Norway in 2007 after winning two national competitions for unknown artists – Zoom urørt 2006 and Urørtkonkurransen 2007 – and playing very successful shows at the annual Norwegian music industry festival By:Larm 2007 and 2008. Her singles “Oh My God” and “Stella” were both played regularly on Norwegian national radio station NRK P3. She has later expanded her popularity outside of her native country, namely in the United Kingdom, where she has appeared on Later… with Jools Holland, interviewed by The Times and performed at Glastonbury Festival. Sivertsen is reported to have the neurological phenomenon of synesthesia which, in her case, means she envisions colours when she hears music.
Having performed at various festivals, including Reading, and being nominated for Best Rock/Indie Artist category at the BT Digital Music Awards 2008, Ida Maria has toured in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. Good for her, right?
The only studio album so far “Fortress Round My Heart” (2008) got to number 39 in the UK. Maybe she can do so much better when she’s naked?
And this is her most successful single in the UK – ladies and gentelmen, I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked!