Susanna streams new single Longing For Nothingness

Susanna
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Norwegian art rocker Susanna has streamed her brand new single, Longing For Nothingness. The single as taken from her upcoming new album Baudelaire & Piano which will be released through her SusannaSonata label on September 11. You can listen to Longing For Nothingness in full below.

"Longing For Nothingness is such a melancholic statement  - the true feeling of hopelessness described with beauty and viability” Susanna says. “The power of these words actually gives me yearning to live instead of giving up. And last but not least, it’s my whistling debut.”

Baudelaire & Piano is inspired by the French poet Charles Baudelaire in a similar manner to Susanna's previous album, 2019's Garden Of Earthly Delights (with her group the Brotherhood of Our Lady) featured musical interpretations of the surreal medieval paintings of Hieronymous Bosch.

"I wanted to approach this material in an almost dogmaCc way," she says, "to present the songs in a naked, stripped-down form, alone at the piano. These poems have so many layers and contain such rich expanding emotions to me."

Recorded at Atlantis Studio in Stockholm the record was made in isolation, stripped back to just Susanna's voice and piano playing.

"These words have the power to transport and transcend me, to new places, other places, places I didn’t know of before," she says.

Pre-order Baudelaire & Piano.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.