Get close and cosy with Emma Jensen
We here at Purple Sneakers have really had our ears pricked by artists coming out of Scandinavia. Acts like Anna of The North, Thanks and Jesper Jenset have been amongst the latest to grab our attention. The music coming out of this neck of the woods seems to really resonate with Australian audiences. And the talent pool is getting even deeper with Norway’s EMMA JENSEN dropping her latest single ‘Closer’.
‘Closer’ swirls with layers and reverberates with beat. Following a crisp pop structure but never feeling all too confined by it, the song makes for easy listening but can certainly hold up to more pensive perusal.
Emma Jensen nails a really interesting balance with her vocals, they flicker sweetly across the track like a whisper. But they also hold a really strong resonance, ensuring that her voice is the most enticing element in the track’s makeup.
‘Closer’s breakdown is a spectacular highlight, charming and adding a real sense of character to the tune. Bass warbles as an electric guitar riff commands the piece. Adding a touch of old time Rock’n’Roll to the otherwise crystal clear electronica. Emma Jensen makes it difficult to confine her sound to anything too simplistic.
Words by ABBEY LENTON