Light, light, like bare feet on a flowering meadow in spring, I hear Ida Olsson’s bright voice with the piano or guitar play of Simon Ljungman. I don’t even think I have to listen to the beautiful words to feel a warm breath of spring break through the cold winter that predominate now, at least here in Sweden.
It’s swedish ballads mixed with some feeling of french chansons, especially in the piano based songs. It’s acoustic and naked on their new album “Ida & Simon”.
Ida has released two albums before, both of them in collaboration with Simon, and the latest album was born, in a sense, on Ida’s birthday. She received a gift card from Simon, which said “recording mix and master of your next album”!
Here you can listen to a couple of tracks from “Ida & Simon”, and I just had to add a track from her last album “Andas solsken” (“Breathe Sunshine”) also, “Spara vackra dagar” (“Save beautiful days”). Visit Ida’s site (in Swedish) to read, listen and download more songs. You can also find Ida on Myspace.