A Gifted Cellist Sails Beyond Sweden, Across ‘Fields Of Love’
The daughter of two musicians, Linnea Olsson started playing the cello at age 6. She was born in a small city on Sweden’s west coast, and grew up listening to ABBA and Bjork, as well as more eclectic artists like the Dutch singer-songwriter Anouk and the British rock band Skunk Anansie.
But her debut album, Ah!, is a creation all her own, with music largely based in improvisation and lyrics that resemble fanciful fairy tales. For example, “Giddy Up!” finds her picturing herself as she rides a horse across “fields of love.”)
Olsson recently spoke with All Things Considered about channeling heartbreak and restlessness into her music. Click the audio link to hear more.
Linnea Olsson’s debut album is called Ah! Tammy Karlsson / Courtesy of the artist
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