10th May 2019
Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen delivers a moving album of her own material, genre hopping from jazz to americana with style and humour, despite personal losses that inspired many of the songs.
Norwegian singer-songwriter Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen takes you on a sensory journey to the serene musicality of a Scandinavian metropolis on ‘Red Lips, Knuckles and Bones’, with the beguiling spirit of the Paris of the 1920s. Ten albums and fifteen years into her remarkable career, this may well be her most personal work.
On predecessor ‘Don’t Stay for Breakfast’, Hilde Louise had delegated many decisions to her producer. This time, she personally dealt with every detail, including the arrangements and even the grooves of her four piece “Orchestra”. Many of her stories refer to a tragic year which saw her lose three dear friends at once. The general tone of the album, however, is one of optimismand joy. Or, as she puts it on “A Swing of its Own”: “Don’t be clever, just swing”.