Anna Of The North has been blowing our minds for a couple of years now, so it was about time we caught up for a quick chat to learn some more about this Nordic gem.
For those who don’t know you yet, could you please introduce yourself?
Anna Of The North is a little tiny band from Norway/New Zealand randomly enough, consisting of me (Anna Lotterud) and Brady Daniell Smith!
How would you describe your sound to a deaf person?
It is so hard talking about our own music. I might have said something like "Just imagine you were lying in a bed in a cold cold room and it’s winter outside, your lying under a duvet that is really nice and warm?"
I know that you were never intending to pursue music career, so how has it all began?
I’ve always been writing music in my bedroom, but I never shared it with anyone. Some of my closest friends didnt even know. It all started when I moved to Melbourne for studies. I guess it was a part of me feeling really homesick that made me write way more then before. And then I bumped in to Brady. Brady was already a professional singer songwriter back then. We started sharing music with each other. We really enjoyed each others style and boom, now we’re here.
Did you expect "Sway" to blow up the way it did?
No, not at all! I said to myself that if I ever reached 2000 plays on SoundCloud I’d be happy forever...
How was your first live show?
I was so nervous on our first lives how. I felt strangled and had to take my shoes off. My mom and dad were there and they said that I looked like I had seen a ghost. At one point I was wondering if I had to quit music because I felt so sick before shows that it wasn’t bearable. It took some time, but now It’s one of my favourite things.
What is one random thing that nobody knows about you?
When I was little I had two birds called Pia and Tommy. Tommy died, and I think Pia got really sad so every night after that I made her songs and sang her to sleep. Sometimes she sang too
Why do you think Scandinavia is booming in the music scene with all the amazing artists? Is there something in the air?
I have no Idea. I keep asking myself the same question. There is so much good music out hear at the moment. I guess it’s always have been that way. But now we have the world wide web.
Do you have any music recommendations for us?
I have so many, but I’m gonna stick with two : Amanda Delara - Paper Paper and JOY. - About us.
Stay tuned with Anna Of The North's sound adventures on their Stereofox artist profile. Cheers!