Friday 12 March 2021

LISTEN: Louien - 'Better Woman'

A couple of weeks ago today I shared the new track from Norway's The Northern Belle, which featured vocals from fellow Norwegians Siv Jakobsen and Louien, who at the time was a new name for me. I'm excited to have some lush new folk to ease you into Friday courtesy of Louien herself, also arriving via Stay Loose PR. New single Better Woman is the first taste of upcoming EP No Tomorrow, due on 4th June via Jansen Records, and it delivers a slight shift in tone for her. 

While her 2019 debut album None of My Words found Louien dealing with and exploring the trauma left behind by her father's death, the upcoming EP finds her unburdened, heading into new territory, and exploring the here and now. On the process she shares: "I wanted to play around a bit more, not take myself or the songs too seriously as the debut was very heavy and took years to write. I mean, writing a thoroughly happy song might still be out of my reach, but I'm trying to get more than one perspective in there." 

On the new track, Louien shares "Better Woman is about an argument between a woman and her partner, someone she's in love with, but she doesn't know how to get through to. So, she blames it on her lack as a woman; that she isn't good enough, warm enough, funny enough. She wishes she didn't have so many feelings. Maybe she even wishes she was a man."

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