Ida Wenøe

 

Amongst a digital mountain range littered with accomplished folk-ish bands and singer-songwriters, it is a rare miracle to come across a cave so rich in jewels as the one beneath Ida Wenøe’s ribcage.

 

While she has an obvious appreciation of Americana, her sound is very definitely laced with more English undertones: the kind of sound Edward Woodward might have heard downstairs in the local inn had the Wicker Man been filmed in a remote Danish village, while Sarah Lund scoured for clues in her jumper.

Ida Wenøe

 

Like the best of the Nordic Noir leaving the Danish mainland, the recordings are at once both sonically pure and grimy; and all the while there is an honesty to the songwriting that tugs at your sleeve.

 

Sure, she has the usual credible influences from Vashti to Joni, from Neil Young to Danish folk hero Sebastian; and there are hints of Sandy Denny and Linda Perhacs. But to list artists she sounds like would be to miss the point entirely. As anyone who has witnessed a live show can attest, Ida Wenøe is very definitely Ida Wenøe.

 

Ida Wenøe is equal parts mysterious, brooding & beguiling” – R2 Magazine

Her first single "Another Kind of Love" came out on March 1st. The album “The Things We Don’t Know Yet” will be released on April 12th

… a childlike fragility that makes the songs sound like whimsical folk for fairy tales with a sinister undertow. Her voice – weary but cute, with the power to cut through – is perfect; she sounds like the young narrator of her own magical-malevolent fantasies…

The Guardian

 

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