Rising singer and songwriter Nanna has announced the upcoming release of her debut solo album “How To Start A Garden”, out on 5th May. The album is produced by Nanna alongside collaborators Aaron Dessner and Josh Kaufman.
“How To Start A Garden” features 11 tracks including “Crybaby,” the second release from the collection. Like the album’s first released track “Godzilla”, “Crybaby” was written by Nanna in a small cabin near Reykjavík.
The song made its journey back-and-forth across the pond as it was recorded in producer Aaron Dessner’s famous New York-based Long Pond Studio before heading back to Iceland where Nanna added finishing touches.
The video accompanying the track, directed by Icelandic director Thora Hilmarsdóttir, finds Nanna dancing on her own under a static mirror ball at a sparsely attended party. While Nanna tries to connect and be noticed by the people there, she seemingly exists alone in her thoughts and actions as the world carries on around her.
After a childhood in a tiny town in rural Iceland, Nanna spent most of her twenties in recording studios and on global tours with her multi-platinum band, Of Monsters And Men, which arrived in 2011 to almost immediate ubiquity as their first album, “My Head Is An Animal”, topped charts worldwide. Their live prowess landed them headlining festival spots around the world.
With three impressive and globally successful albums under their belt, Nanna found herself writing an album she felt needed to be delivered in her very own way. Like most of us, the years since 2020 have necessitated changes both mundane and enormous; like few of us, Nanna, as at home on a festival stage as in a rural cabin, is fluent in polarity.
In addition to announcing her debut album today, Nanna also announced her forthcoming Disaster Master Tour and two shows at Iceland Airwaves Festival in November. Australian singer/songwriter Indigo Sparke will be direct support on all US tour dates.
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