Monday, December 17, 2007
Norwegian-born, Ida Maria is a missionary-educated (just HOW MANY singers have religious backgrounds?) newcomer to the music scene. She is the first singer I've heard for a long time who manages to combine fun, excitement and originality into her performances. Think Bjork's rockier younger sister.
Quoted as being "sectionable but sensational", her live performances are meant to be excellent. If you're going to listen to just one song, visit her MySpace page and click on 'Louie'.
I'm looking forward to her album, which is due to be released next year.