This Wednesday the wonderful upcoming artist Nanna Schannong hosted a release for her EP (with the quite ambitious title) “The day we told ourselves: Everything is going to be alright!”, which is filled with great post modern melancholic rock. The EP is also released on Schannong’s very own record label: Tipsy Teen Records
Besides providing excellent food for everyone, Schannong served another treat by having hyped indie orchestra Navneloes play, which seemed quite fitting since composer, pianist and lead guitarist of Navneloes, Johan Kruse, moonlights as Schannong’s guitarist. This also helps explain the subtle similarities between her and the band. Which means that he was also part of the terric and surprsing performance by Schannong that took place in the beautiful Dome of Visions. Of course the band and the setting had a vital part in the concert and the experience of it but Schannong truly was the star of the night.
She is gifted with a crisp and crystal clear vocal that allows her to move between the the minimalistic and grand extremely gracefully and without any obvious effort. All songs were delivered with such immense strength and confidence that one couldn’t help being overwhelmed. With ” Where I Want to Go” she showed how she could be fragile and introverted and then suddenly show a more powerful expression. Of course the very best was saved for last. Here, Schannong played a rendition of her lead single “Everything Seems Nicer in the Dark”. Normally a track filled with a wall of guitar noise, she was here accompanied by two cellos and two violins. Such a smart move because this took the song to a whole new level and she delivered the rendition with such a musical eloquence that only the word “intense” seems to fit for description.
Schannong’s deep soundscape and lyrical universe is truly fascinating intimate. Her EP can really not get recommended enough, so do yourself a favor by picking up the album and find out for yourself how immensely gifted she really is.