Burial is the second single to be taken from the new album from Susanna, Baudelaire & Piano, out on September 11th via her own SusannaSonata label, and it sees the Norwegian artist tackle the poems of Charles Baudelaire (1821-67). The poet, an literary enfant terrible who suffered from disease most of his life, was a man who despised authority and shook his fist at the establishment. His poetry has been set to music by everyone from Claude Debussy to Ali Akbar Khan, and his uncompromising life and art influenced the music of The Doors, Bob Dylan and Scott Walker.
Of Burial, Susanna says “Burial was one of the first poems I re-worked for this project – I am deeply fascinated by the thrilling images Baudelaire is able to provide with such few words. A haunting short story.”
As with much of Susanna’s work, it’s enchanting and magical, with this piano providing the warmth and comfort underneath her incredible voice, as she makes music that sits close to the likes of Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell.
A truly unique songwriting voice. Check it out, here