In Yde in the Netherlands in 1897, a 2000 year-old body of a teenager was found in a local bog, remarkably preserved thanks to the effects of the acid in the peat. When found the head was partly shaved and her chest and pelvis almost dissolved. It’s an image that has stayed with Danish artist Andrea Novel, inspiring not just her stage name Ydegirl, but also acting as something of a muse for the tightrope walking tension of her haunting chamber pop.
For Andrea, it’s that blurred image between life and death, the real and the imagined that spurs her music on. As Ydegirl, she stages modern day r&b and pop elements in a Nordic baroque scene, using classical instruments like clarinet, guitar and violin in the same breath as synthesizers and electronic drum patterns. Center to the music is her captivating voice, interlacing feelings of past, present and future in unique sonic arrangements.
The songs from her self-titled debut album, released by Danish label Escho, deal in themes of time and her body’s adaptation to its changing passages of places, both real and imagined. An extension of the themes presented on her 2019 EP notes19, a collection of self-produced songs that play out like an intimate diary, create sparks of energy and curiosity around her artistic practice.
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