“The harmonies are impressive, only matched by haunting bridges and powerful choruses. Her sound is so full it seems like she brought in an orchestra, but she is the orchestra. Her powerful vocals can carry her through any weak spot of a composition, yet in turn her compositions don’t show any weakness. She is not an artist riding a trend; she’s creating music from her soul and life” – Magnetic Magazine
“One of early 2012’s more musically inventive pop albums.” – Dave Bloom, Popmatters
“Andersson’s sound can best be described as psych-epic retro-pop, with elements of musical theater, jazz and even soul. The harmonies are impressive, only matched by haunting bridges and powerful choruses. Her sound is so full it seems like she brought in an orchestra, but she is the orchestra. Her powerful vocals can carry her through any weak spot of a composition, yet in turn her compositions don’t show any weakness. She is not an artist riding a trend; she’s creating music from her soul and life, and that type of authenticity is a refreshing change in this era of braggadocio and or fake irony.” – Yosh, Magnetic Magazine
“Scandinavian pop smarts meet lively, brassy energy.” – David Bevan, Spin Magazine
“One Mother Theresa of Invention… New Orleans’ one-woman-band wunderkind seems nothing less than a genuine sonic sensation. To describe Theresa Andersson as unique is kind of like saying there’s sand in the Sahara. . . Like Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Laurie Anderson, her music originates with melody, but quickly evolves with an unlikely exuberance both quirky and compelling.” – Lee Zimmerman, Blurt
“Mixed emotions run throughout the album and give it power. . . she makes personal and relentlessly engaging music that is fully emotionally present.” – Jan Ramsey, Offbeat Magazine
Andersson’s new album, Street Parade, reflects a dreamy Nordic pop sensibility firmly rooted and influenced by the warm gospel and soul sounds that drew the artist to New Orleans in the first place. The title track, “Street Parade,” opens the record with resounding vocals rising over a regimental drum-line, testifying to the catharsis and impermanence of the carnival. The focus then draws back cinematically into the rush of the parade as the piano fades on “Injuns,” and Theresa’s voice bounds over a heart-quickening percussion of handclaps, drumsticks and thrumming base. Theresa’s voice plays from a tongue-in-cheek 60s standard to a subtle snarl on the nocturnal brass breakdown of “Fiya’s Gone.” “What Comes Next” opens with a bright horn melody and mighty drum cadence leading into a powerful chorus on which Theresa is joined by Peter Moren of Peter, Bjorn and John.
1. Street Parade (4:31)
2. Injuns (4:15)
3. Listen To My Heels (3:45)
4. Hold On to Me (3:45)
5. Ruby (2:32)
6. What Comes Next (with Peter Morén) (3:32)
7. Fiya’s Gone (3:25)
8. Sleepsong For Saoirse (3:02)
9. Endymion (3:41)
10. January (3:25)
11. Plucks (2:39)
All music written by Theresa Andersson PoVolt Music (BMI)/Nisab Publishing (BMI)
Lyrics written by Jessica Faust
Horn arrangements by Theresa Andersson
Theresa Andersson – all vocals, violin, classical guitar, bass, keyboard, piano, percussion and glockenspiel.
Tobias Fröberg – electric guitar, hammond B-3 & piano on 1. classical guitar on 5
Peter Morén – vocal on 6
Arthur Mintz – drums & percussion
Kirk Joseph – sousaphone on 1, 6, 7
Rick Trolsen – trombone on 1, 10
Tim Green – bass saxophone on 6, 7. tenor saxophone on 7
Mark Braud – trumpet on 1, 4, 6, 9, 11. flugelhorn on 1
Ray Moore – flute on 1, 3. bass clarinet on 6, 9. clarinet on 4
B.J. Blue – clarinet on 3
Tim Laughlin – clarinet on 3, 4, 5
Wayne Mitchell – tenor & alto saxophone on 3
Thanks to all my fans who Kickstarted this record.
With your help I was able to see this vision through.
A big Thank You to Miranda Penn Turin, Seema Sudan with LiaMolly, Amy Leyoub Artistry, Candace Hebert Armstrong, Cynthia Sheridan and Lorena Rodríguez with De Petra, Leslie Rogers and Atelier Aucoin, Kyle Petrozza and the Soniat House.
Mom, thanks for once again contributing with unique and beautiful wool CD covers!
Arthur and Elsie I love you!
Recorded in Theresa’s Kitchen & the Music Shed Recording Studios
Additional Recording at Below Studio
Produced and Engineered by Tobias Fröberg
Additional Engineering by Ben Lorio
Assistant Engineer Elizabeth McClanahan
Mixed by Linus Larsson
Mastered by Bruce Barielle
Executive Producer Mark Samuels
Photography by Oscar Creech
Layout by Petter Ringbom
Management, Media Relations & Marketing by Girlie Action
US/Canada Booking by The Billions Corporation
Scandinavian Booking by MTA Productions of Sweden
Legal by Reid Hunter
Webpage by Poke New York