Värmeland is the new single (31st January 2020) by Danish Music Award nominee Ida Wenøe, taken from her critically acclaimed second album The Things We Don’t Know Yet and preceding a co-headline UK tour with London-based Scot Samantha Whates.
With the kind of sound Edward Woodward might have heard downstairs in the local inn had the Wicker Man been filmed in a remote Danish village while Sarah Lund scoured for clues in her jumper, Ida’s recent singles Another Kind of Love and Change Me A Little enjoyed support on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4, Amazing Radio, BBC Wales, BBC Cambridge, BBC Suffolk, BBC Shropshire and BBC Radio Ulster, international radio including Seattle’s super-cool KEXP, several playlist adds by the Spotify and Deezer editorial teams & praise from respected UK music sites and US tastemakers.
Värmeland was inspired by a recording session in an old wooden house in Sweden, with snow so deep that the band had to transport their equipment there on bobsleighs:
“Snow has a way of both covering and revealing. There’s something so delicate about that. You don’t see the things beneath, but you see everything above. The things above will disappear but the things underneath will not, and will catch up with you eventually.”
Tickets are now on sale for Ida’s UK tour with Samantha Whates:
28/02 Friday – St Peter’s, Sudbury
29/02 Saturday – Café #9, Sheffield
01/03 Sunday – The Musician, Leicester
03/03 Tuesday – Green Note, Camden, London
04/03 Wednesday – Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham
05/03 Thursday – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
07/03 Saturday – Elm House Concerts, Fife
08/03 Sunday – Craigdarroch Arms, Moniaive, Dumfries
“Ida Wenøe is equal parts mysterious, brooding & beguiling” – R2 Magazine
“Her voice – weary but cute, with the power to cut through – is perfect” – The Guardian