Introducing... Fever Ray

Today's "Introducing" article brings you information on a not-exactly-new but nonetheless extremely talented artist.

"Fever Ray" is the product of Karin Dreijer Anderssons darkest thoughts and inner demons.
A mix between powerful vocals and dark, heavy minimal electronic beats, as well as instruments including harps and exotic drums, Fever Ray is an artist you have to listen to -  if possible alone, outside during a full-moon night. Karin Dreijer Andersson is normally the lead singer of Swedish electro-pop duo "The Knife" (don't know them? Think of "Heartbeats").

She released her début solo album "Fever Ray", named after her alter ego, in 2009. The album's dark sound was extremely well received by critics, leading to a wave of 8s and 9/10s in leading music magazines. At times shrieking, at times thundering deep vocals over a sea of synth layers, Fever Ray sounds like no other artist.

"[It] may not make sense to play [Fever Ray] if you're prone to nightmares", claimed BBC Music's Chris Jones.  And he is totally right. The sound exhumed by the Swede makes one feel alone with one's darkest thoughts. You may have heard Karin Dreijer Andersson in her collaboration with Röyskopp for the Norwegians' track "What Else Is There".

For fans of: Austra, Lykke Li, The Knife

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Benjamin Brown