MOSES SMITH MALCOLM BROWN
It's a debut in a twofold respect: Sami singer Mari Boine's first album completely in English and her first album for the label MPS, recorded by producer Tobias Frøberg. A melancholic, spherical pop sound meets a sophisticated lyrical concept. "Some melodies I pick from the trees like fruit", says Mari Boine about her songwriting process. The singer has been the unofficial ambassador of the Sami people in the far north of Scandinavia for more than two decades, but she is also a poet in tune with nature. But of course, songwriting doesn't always come this easy. "Other songs are harder to shape", adds Boine. "See the Woman" reveals new facets of the Norwegian singer, who is well known for her tribalistic songs in between World Music and Jazz. "See the Woman" is an ethereal, enriching and utterly beautiful work of art.