Susanne Sundfør is set to release her critically acclaimed album The Silicone Veil in the US April 16 digitally via Sonnet Sound.
Already a platinum-selling artist at home (her debut album The Brothel spent 30 weeks on the Norwegian album charts selling more than 40,000 copies), The Silicone Veil marks the expansion of Sundfør’s musical universe and reveals a depth of talent and a complexity rarely seen in modern solo artists.
Following its 2012 release in Sundfør’s native Norway – where the album shot straight to #1 – and in the UK, The Silicone Veil launched the beguiling songstress onto the world stage. The album received top-tier praise from international media, saw Sundfør perform at the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Concert, led to much-buzzed-about collaborations including Röyksopp’s Running To The Sea, a European tour with M83, and more.
M83’s Anthony Gonzalez was so impressed with her that he invited Susanne to collaborate on the theme song for the upcoming Tom Cruise film Oblivion (in theaters Friday). “She’s so powerful and there’s something majestic about her voice. She’s one of a kind,” Gonzalez explains. The two will perform the track on Jimmy Kimmel Live this coming Wednesday April 17, marking Sundfør’s US late night television debut.
Featuring the exquisite first single White Foxes (which received “Best New Track” distinction from Pitchfork), The Silicone Veil contains melodies that hint of warmth and fullness, bound in multifaceted and complex soundscapes. The album lyrics, however, point in a different direction: towards despondency and the loss of illusions, faith and hope. They explore our inability to understand the difficult times we find ourselves in and appreciate the consequences of the lives we are leading, rather than denying them. Each track on the album vibrates with wild passion and dark undertones as the beguiling Norwegian songstress explores the loss of illusions, faith and hope, and in her own words: “Apocalypse, death, love and snow.”
The Silicone Veil is written by Sundfør, who co-produced the album with Jaga Jazzist’s Lars Horntveth.