The sheer vocal ability of Ane Monsrud on her latest track Mysterious Connections will immediately draw listeners in. The track is able to straddle the line between pop and the singer-songwriter tradition but represents a considerable change from the status quo. This is due not only to Ane’s vocals, but the rich instrumentation that is present.
Strings and percussion provide a close fit the vocals, pushing and highlighting Ane’s vocals at all the right point. The dynamism of the instrumentation keeps things fresh and interesting from beginning to end. Mysterious Connections builds upon the framework of Sia, Bjork, and Portishead to create something special and effecting.
Ane Monsrud Mysterious Connections Single Review / 2015 Self / https://soundcloud.com/ane-monsrud