Susanna streams new single The Dancing Snake

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Norwegian art rocker Susanna has streamed her new single The Dancing Snake. It's taken from her upcoming new album Baudelaire & Piano which will be released through her SusannaSonata label on September 11. You can listen to The Dancing Snake in full below.

As the title implies, the new album 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.


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Susanna: Baudelaire & Piano
1. The Dancing Snake
2. Longing for Nothingness
3. The Enemy
4. Burial
5. Meditation
6. Obsession
7. The Vampire
8. The Harmony of Evening
9. A Pagan’s Prayer
10. The Ghost

Jerry Ewing

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.