Norwegian singer songwriter Marianne Engebretsen released her second album last week, and, as the title of Something New suggests, it’s a new musical direction. Five years after her first album, Redefined, and seven years since she found instant fame as a semi finalist on Norway’s version of The Voice, Marianne takes her audience on a voyage of discovery through this collection of honest songs that are tinged with more than a hint of vulnerability.
Something New looks at ups and downs of life in the intervening years and Marianne says, “Something New is about growing up. To be terrified to become a mother. In all phases of life, whether they’re good or bad, something new and different will grow. On Something New, life has happened. Some things fall dead to the ground, but new things burst out in the unknown that lies ahead of us”.
In Marianne’s case, it seems that the music is not the only thing that is new; as well as singing and writing, Marianne also produced the album and set up her own record label, Flowerdust!
I don’t need great stories, just need to be the one you would like to have around
Something New was released on February 11 on Flowerdust 2022 Records. Get your copy here.
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