Norwegian artist Susanna will release her new album Go Dig My Grave February 9th on her SusannaSonata imprint. Collaborating with musicians Giovanna Pessi and Ida Hidle, as well as singer Tuva Syvertsen, the acts redo a wide array of songs spanning multiple genres for a unique listening experience.
The first single taken from the upcoming album is the title track, which was originally performed by Jean Ritchie. Minimal in sound, the haunting soundscape is a gripping piece of work.
Regarding ‘Go Dig My Grave’, Susanna stated:
“During my trips to the States over the past years I have picked various Folkways records (which is an incredible label) and I have been able to discover some old songs. The label presents a broad variety of American folk songs and among my favourites are the Jean Ritchie albums, and her version of ‘Go Dig My Grave’. When I heard the song I knew immediately that I wanted to sing it, I was struck by the presence in her singing and the tragic story to the song. It took a while to make my own version of it though, to find the right way to present it.”