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free music friday: anna ternheim
July 17, 2009, 9:30 am
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fmf_annaternheimAnna Ternheim
‘What Have I Done’

2009 is Anna Ternheim’s year. Not only did she walk away from January’s Swedish Grammis with the award for Best Female Artist, but her domestically released album Leaving On A Mayday also scooped Album Of The Year. Ternheim, who counts recent Wears The Trousers interviewees Ane Brun and First Aid Kit as friends, began writing songs at the tender age of ten, a process that was emboldened a year or two later when she learnt to play the guitar. Four albums and an armful of awards later (this year’s prizes were not the first), Anna has developed into an artist truly worth paying attention to. Her music is elegantly genre-defying, although it would be fair to say she draws predominantly from the pop and folk pantheons, with an emphasis on melancholy introspection.

‘What Have I Done’ is the first single to be taken from the album, which was produced by Bjorn Yttling (of Peter, Bjorn, and John). An emotive number, Ternheim’s heartfelt lyrics and silken vocals fly across a soundtrack rich with violins and sharp, steady percussions which has all the intensity of a symphonic score. Leaving On A Mayday has yet to see an official physical release tabled for the UK, but with a US campaign now kicking into gear in advance of an August 11th release, there’s hope for us yet. ‘What Have I Done’ should tide you over till then. MP3 after the jump.


Leaving On A Mayday
01 What Have I Done
02 Damaged Ones
03 Terrified
04 Let It Rain
05 My Heart Still Beats For You
06 No I Don’t Remember
07 Summer Rain
08 Losing You
09 Off The Road
10 Black Sunday Afternoon

FREE MP3: Anna Ternheim, ‘What Have I Done’

visit Anna on Myspace

‘What Have I Done’ [acoustic]

‘Summer Rain’ [a cappella featuring Ane Brun, First Aid Kit, Nina Kinert and The Tiny’s Ellekari Larsson]


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