Cecilie Anna

CECILIE ANNA

- Songwriter and artist from Stord, Norway.

Released her debut album ‘Going North’ in 2016 together with her band formally known as FAMILIEFORETAKET (The Family Concern). 

CECILIE ANNA’s first solo album, ‘I'm Here’ (2016) received glowing reviews in Norwegian national press. 

New album "I'm Here"

"I'm Here" is a record dedicated to Cecilie Annas father, Hjalmar. He played the trumpet and simply loved music. It rains a lot where Cecilie Anna lives, so she wanted to include rain as well as horns on the record. She chooses to refer to the album as a slow tempo record. In same way that an author doesn’t necessarily place the chapters she believes might be most popular at the beginning of a book, she hasn’t tried to predict which songs might be most popular or become hits. Her wish is for people to relax for a small hour and listen to the record in peace and quiet.

The instrumental track "Den Grøne Dagen" was the first song Cecilie Anna ever wrote, when she was ten years old. It has followed her throughout her life, and she’s so very happy it could be included on this record. She wrote "Baby Doll" when she was seventeen. The rest of the songs have been written over many years, and the last track on the album, «The Smallest Bird», was written in the autumn of 2016, as a tribute to  Leonard Cohen after he passed away.

Contributing musicians are Rebecca Almås on alto horn, Åge Østrem on cornet and flugelhorn and Torstein Overweg on euphonium, with Vidar Vedå on backing vocals. The recording and mixing were managed by Gisle Østrem at Sir Sound Studios, Stord. Mastering took place at Abbey Road Studios, London. 

Listen to I’m Here on Spotify or buy in top quality on Bandcamp

Photo by Trond Leirvik Onarheim

Photo by Trond Leirvik Onarheim