Ina Forsman Ina Forsman

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Ina Forsman is the new sound to your Sunday mornings.

As the kettle boils and bacon sizzles in the pan, let this Finnish songstress’ smouldering falsetto envelop

you. With its burnt-honey tones, Forsman’s voice sounds as though she’s lived through plenty at her tender age, with all that experience bleeding into her seductively viscous songwriting.

Forsman has an ability to croon with a gorgeously searing integrity – passion, pain, grace and grit all characterise what is an impressive debut offering. As opener Hanging Loose proves, the soul-blues

melodies that decorate her songs come straight from her beating heart. As clichéd as it sounds, this girl was born to sing the blues. Across Devil May Dance Tonight’s shadowy search for redemption and Don’t

Hurt Me Now’s Christina Aguilera-esque dynamism, her evocative lyrics and flavourful instrumentation make this the perfect album to sit back and unwind to.

Phil Weller

You can usually find this Prog scribe writing about the heavier side of the genre, chatting to bands for features and news pieces or introducing you to exciting new bands that deserve your attention. Elsewhere, Phil can be found on stage with progressive metallers Prognosis or behind a camera teaching filmmaking skills to young people.