Due to our sophisticated knowledge of the Norwegian language (i.e., that nifty ‘Translate’ button in our browser), we were able to gather the following:
- “During March comes Annies new single ‘Tubestops and lonely hearts.’” This is good news because “Tubestops and Lonely Hearts” is a phenomenal title.
- “I have neither clean Bergen dialect or pure southern accent, so it was that I sang in a kind of riksmål.” We don’t know what this means and it’s about some Norwegian music she recently recorded, not her English-language efforts, but it still sounds interesting.
- “She refers to ‘Tubestops and lonely hearts’ as a song for the dance floor.” Fact: Annie has never made a bad song for the dance floor.
- “It is inspired by the early rave music, from the early nineties. It’s definitely a klubblåt.” We Googled fairly extensively (for about 15 seconds) and were unable to unearth what “klubblåt” means, but it sounds a little bit like “club hit,” so we’re going to pretend like that’s a rough translation.
- “One should be strong in the face of the world where, says Annie.” This is our favorite new Annie quote.
- “When she comes with new material, it is for the company to her producer Richard X: Black Melody.” Given that it was Richard X, not Annie herself (who hasn’t tweeted since September, boo) who posted the link this morning, it’s safe to say that this is a Richard X song. Fact: Richard X has never made a bad song.
[via Bergen Puls]