Up and coming Edinburgh musician
Written by Helen Fowler Wednesday, 24 March 2010 09:42
Edinburgh musician Susanna Macdonald launches her new album on Friday 26 March. Hailed as one of Scotland’s most original artists, Susanna’s music takes inspiration from her life here in her native city.
Susanna’s music is not unlike Edinburgh itself. Once you’ve experienced it, you can never quite shake it from your mind. She has a range and complexity that just makes you want to keep listening.
By turns haunting, humorous and heart-breaking, Susanna’s songs have a bewitching quality. Her first album, Best of Nothing Yet, has already won her many fans. The Edinburgh Evening News has described her work as “hypnotically haunting”.
Her new album, Some Misconceptions, is a diverse collection of 13 tracks. They range from the raw but delicate Buddah on the Sideboard to the dance track O. It even includes a parody James Bond theme with mariachi style overtones and a classical piano impromptu.
The album features guest performances from Nico Bruce, Rob Sproul-Cran, Gavin pringle and Paul Southall and, fittingly enough, it was recorded here in Edinburgh.
There’s a quirky humour to Susanna’s writing and singing that many will enjoy. Here come the Maniacs is based on an attempt to navigate the M8 motorway from Edinburgh to Glasgow. The Birdwatcher takes inspiration from a brush with Edinburgh’s new tram system.
The launch takes place Friday 26 March at The Big Red Door, 10 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh at 8pm. Admission is £10 (includes cost of CD).
Susanna Macdonald – website