Susanne Sundfør – The Silicone Veil

July 13, 2012

For a long time, when it came to indie music, subtlety was king: if you seemed to be trying too hard, if you said something too overtly, if you demonstrated any sort of ambition, if you performed with remote levels of bombast, you would be relegated uncool before you stepped on stage. But with the recent rise of acts that receive love and accolades because of their shoot-for-the-moon fearlessness and their penchant for the epic (see: M83), it’s clear the rules of the game have changed a bit. Susanne Sundfør is a Norwegian who has received a ton of attention in her home country, but with tracks like “Silicone Veil” — a balladic journey that has all the power of a Florence Welch barn-burner and all the polish of a Joanna Newsom composition — word is sure to spread. It’s a tune that feels unabashedly large, one that takes itself so seriously that you’d feel silly not doing the same.

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Download MP3 here or buy it on iTunes here