Thursday, October 22, 2009

Anna Ternheim @ Bowery

The first time I saw Swedish powerhouse Anna Ternheim she was opening for Lykke Li and El Perro Del Mar. This time she was opening for Loney, Dear and Asobi Seksu.

Loney, Dear also from Sweden, played back-up for Anna during most of her set. She played mostly tracks from her new album Leaving on a Mayday which went gold in Sweden after only a few weeks. It entered the Swedish charts at #1. At the Swedish Grammy Awards in Stockholm on January 7, 2009, the record was voted “Album of the year,” and Ternheim was named “Female artist of the year.” For some reason she's still opening for people in America....come on guys get on the fucking bandwagon this woman is AMAZING. She is one of the few performers who stops me dead in my tracks. You have to give her credit for being gracious and humble and signing CDs after her set.

I almost died when she closed with my favorite song "I'll Follow You Tonight" which she explained was about picking people up in a place like the Bowery...and she wished us "Good Luck" before singing...

Leaving on a Mayday is in-stores now via Verve Forecast.


Anonymous said...

That's pretty hot that she wished you guys luck. I'm definitely going to pick this album up!

Anonymous said...

I was there & she rocked it! Great coverage!