Freight Train Single – SusannaSusannaSonata SONATA038 2017
‘Go Dig My Grave’ is a unique project between Susanna, Swiss baroque harp player Giovanna Pessi, accordion player Ida Hidle and fiddle player & folk singer Tuva Syvertsen. The quartet have reworked ten eclectic songs from seemingly disparate worlds and brought them together on this album of sympathetic and beautiful interpretations. They lend their talents to traditional English and American folk songs, numbers by Purcell, Elizabeth Cotten, Joy Division and Lou Reed, as well a new composition by Susanna written to a poem from Charles Baudelaire’s once banned ‘Flowers of Evil’.
The second single from Susanna’s upcoming album ‘Go Dig My Grave’ is Elizabeth Cotten’s lovely song ‘Freight Train’.
“Elizabeth Cotten is a hero and legendary blues/folk artist and her song ‘Freight Train’ brings such joy and vivid images of a different time and life, at the same time she wrote about universal subjects which is easy to relate to.” says Susanna
Strumming guitar has turned into strumming historical harp with fiddle and accordion in layers surrounding Susanna’s voice.
Giovanna Pessi- baroque harp
Ida Løvli Hidle- accordion
Tuva Livsdatter Syvertsen- fiddle
Recorded by Jan Erik Kongshaug at Rainbow Studio Oslo
Mixed by Jan Erik Kongshaug with Helge Sten and Susanna at Rainbow Studio.
Produced by Deathprod and Susanna
Mastered by Helge Sten at Audio Virus Lab.
Cover is an artwork by Arne Bendik Sjur, used with the artist’s permission.