Anna Roxenholt is no stranger. In 2009 her debut album ”We All Die” was released in Scandinavia, and already a year later, the sequel “The Bell” was released on her own label, Fixe Records and contributed to a first international success. While the singles “Human” and ”Holes” was lingering on the playlists of most German radio stations other songs found a new audience through American TV-series and movies. A success story that could have blithely continued to be written. But something didn’t feel right.
In the beginning of the recording process of the third album the feeling that something had to change was growing stronger. Along with German and Swedish musicians Anna recorded the foundations of the album in the legendary Berlin studio “Chez Chérie”. Right after that, she traveled to Sweden and barricaded herself in her mother’s house in Dalsland. “Every morning I made a big pott of coffee and then I went upstairs and programmed and recorded until I dropped” says Anna, and describes this time as one of her most intense musical experiences.
The change of environment provided the opportunity for significant reflection that ultimately led to insight. “As I sat there with my coffee, completely absorbed in my work, it was as if the penny dropped: New Found Land is me, alone.” The German/Swedish band collective New Found Land didn’t exist anymore which was really more of an insight than an actual breakup. “New Found Land has always been my project. Perhaps I needed the band as a kind of cocoon around me, a protection that is no longer necessary.”
This change of concept led to the third album called ‘New Found Land’ which will be released on August 30th. Their are two singles down below. What do you think?