No Beats (Music Thoughts: Anna Louise, Anna Louise Anderssen)

81FfXRicn-L._SS500_Anna Louise Anderssen is originally from Sweden, and now live in Brooklyn. I am now listening to her album, recommended to me by Spotify, and I am unimpressed. She starts the album with Irving Berlin’s ‘Always,’ and she sings the song with a jazzified arrangement where she strips the song of all its emotions. This is one of my favorite songs of all time and I feel like she bastardized it. This is not a good start for me. It just goes downhill from there – boring vocal arrangements that do not work. Yes, it sounds ‘jazzy,’ but for me the lyrical integrity is most important. I saw none of that here.

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