Ida Wenøe

Ida Wenøe er en fornyer. En genopfinder af folk genren. Med fødderne solidt plantet i mulden fra 60´ernes blomsterbørn og navne som Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake og Neil Young, har hun alligevel fundet sin helt egen vej på skuldrene af traditionen. De danske rødder, højskolesangbogen og Carl Nielsen er tydelige aftryk, men Wenøe blander det hele på sin egen psykedeliske måde, og teksterne tør gå tæt på og samtidig udfordre strukturen i sproget. Live er hun kendt som en fremragende performer, og hun rammer sine lyttere hårdt og rent. Den 12. april 2019 udkommer Ida Wenøes nye plade "The Things We Don´t Know Yet"

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Ida var tidligere frontfigur i folk-trioen Boho Dancer som fik succes i Danmark efter de vandt DR Karrierekanonen i 2011, men Ida gik i 2014 solo og udgav i september 2015 debut albummet ”Time of Ghosts” i Norden. Albummet fik flot respons, særligt fra udlandet, og Wenøe har spillet koncerter og showcase festivaler i England, USA, Sverige, Schweitz, Polen og Tyskland i løbet af de seneste par år. Hun har haft base i Berlin fra 2015-17 for at søge ny inspiration og bygge sin karriere op i Tyskland, men er nu tilbage i København.

Time of Ghosts udkom i England i 2017 til rigtig flotte anmeldelser og blev fulgt op 2 live turneer i april og november 17. En meget succesfuld optræden på SPOT Festival samme år banede vejen for en udgivelse i Tyskland, Østrig og Schweiz i februar 2018.  Resten af foråret brugte Wenøe på massiv tour aktivitet i Wales, USA, Italien, Tyskland, Østrig, Danmark og Pakistan. Efteråret 2018 blev brugt på at indspille det nye album “The Things We Don´t Know Yet” i samarbejde med producer Esben Svane, og albummet udkommer 12. april 2019 i et samarbejde mellem Songcrafter Music og engelske Integrity Records.

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Et par citater fra anmelderne om ida Wenøe:

“Wenøe’s voice soars with emotion at the turning point, as echoing vocals reverberate on the contrast between hate and love; “I hate to hate, I’d rather wait on love.” (Get In Her Ears, March 16th 2019)

“We are alongside Ida Wenøe in her musical journey as a solo artist from the very beginning and seeing her grow and re-discover herself in the process is one of the reasons running Good because Danish is so much fun. With her new single “Another Kind of Love” Ida shows us a melancholic and sort of sorrowed face, adding a hint of disturbance with a beautiful video clip by Zarko Ivetic.” (Good because Danish, Arletta, March 15th 2019)

” Ida’s emotionally moving voice, which is out of this world, contrasts so innocently against what unfolds on screen, a Lynchian Nordic Noir road trip. Genius…” (Folk Radio UK, Alex Gallacher, March 9th 2019)

“There’s so much to like about this song, and actually I think it’s probably the vocals that really make it special. At times the instrumentation is sparse and all you can here is that voice, which has this comforting, absorbing and authoritative quality that makes you want to turn up the gentle melody. And at close to 4 1/2 minutes it feels a substantial song, too, building subtly in volume and intensity – I think the style and pace just gives it a really ‘classy’ feel.” (Nordic Music Review, March 4th 2019)

“As a complete debut work, “Time Of Ghosts” is an astonishing achievement. There is ebb, there is flow. There is serenity, there is climactic sonance. This is the world of Ida Wenoe, and it’s a world where culture, music, imagination and influence collide. What happens is a magic borne of latent talent, and a willingness to explore the musical recesses that are often left untouched and unexplored by less inventive songwriters. There are those that follow and then there are those that lead. Ida Wenoe is firmly in the latter category, and “Time Of Ghosts” is a stunning attestation to that fact.” (Ken Brown, FATEA Magazine)

“Trods sin melankolske tone er der noget næsten eventyrligt over albummet, der på én måde kan få lytteren til at drømme sig væk til et andet univers, men som man samtidig kan relatere til.” (Bands of Tomorrow)

“It’s been a long time since I’ve heard an artist perfectly capture the distinctive sound of late ’80s/early ’90s folk-pop—that kind of glassy glaze that cuts right to your core—but Danish singer/songwriterIda Wenøe has done just that with her emotionally-charged and uplifting new album Time Of Ghosts. And as great as the full LP is, this listener keeps returning again and again to the Jane Siberry-like title track.” (Nordic Spotlight)

“Gentle violin sounds here and there, guitar as the base of every composition and Ida’s vocals fulfilling the space in between sounds with vibrant energy and melancholy. Ida Wenøe’s music is intoxicating.Her voice has the character and the songs combine an extreme feminine delicacy and fragility with a message to stay strong and move on.” (Good because Danish)

“Bewitching acid folk with a deeply personal edge.” (Clash Magazine)