New album Blómi out April 28th


Susanne Sundfør announces her sixth album, blómi, to be released on 28th April 2023 through Bella Union and Warner, and shares two new songs alyosha and leikara ljóð.

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Five years after Sundfør redefined her career with the folk-inspired, emotionally-effervescent album Music for People In Trouble, the Norwegian musician, artist and producer delves even deeper into her personal mythology on the soul-bearing blómi.

Meaning to be “in bloom” in Norse, blómi takes very unique aspects of Susanne’s life story, like the academic work of her grandfather who is a linguist specialising in Semitic languages, and her own life-changing experiences as a new mother, to weave together a colourful tapestry unlike anything she has released to date. 

Sundfør wrote blómi, above all, as a love letter to her young daughter, a missive to a precious new life entering an unstable world. In the title track, which is anchored around a lush, driving piano arrangement and skin-tingling saxophones, Susanne imparts all her wisdom to her daughter, urging her to take her words with her through life. Pairing her lyrics with hints of Norse language and mythology, Susanne harks to indigenous Nordic cultures who built matrilineal societies and worshipped divine feminine deities. These roots, this passing from mother to child, is at the core of the music on blómi.

While Susanne’s previous albums, such as Ten Love Songs and The Brothel (which topped the Norwegian charts) established her as a singular voice in Norway’s modern musical history, blómi is a decidedly bold evolutionary jump. 

With its 10 expertly crafted tracks of exquisite songwriting, blómi represents a complex and rewarding new chapter in a visionary artist’s established career.


  1. orð vǫlu
  2. ashera’s song
  3. blómi
  4. rūnā
  5. fare thee well
  6. leikara Ijóð
  7. alyosha
  8. ṣānnu yārru lī
  9. náttsǫngr
  10. orð hjartans

blómi is available to pre-order in black vinyl and cd formats from the Susanne Sundfør store. 

Pre-orders will ship on April 28th 2023.

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