Adna - "Thank God for Sending Demons (Kleerup Cover)" (audio) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

29 December 2014

For haunting, minimalist indie in the vein of Majical Cloudz, look no further than the spare but powerful voice-and-piano combo of Adna's "Thank God for Sending Demons", a cover of the Swedish musician Kleerup.

Gothenburg, Sweden-based musician Adna has caught a lot of attention globally for her moody and beautiful brand of songwriting. Her music’s somewhat chilly melodies in no doubt are informed by her native Sweden, a country renowned for its melancholy musical exports. (Even the otherwise cheery ABBA went out on a gloomy note with their final LP The Visitors.) Following the momentum built up from her debut LP Night, Adna has readied her sophomore outing, Run, Lucifer, for a 2015 release. In addition to the recently released lead single “Living”, Adna has also covered the tune “Thank God for Sending Demons” by the Swedish producer Kleerup to lead in to the release of her new album.
Adna tells PopMatters about the track, “When Kleerup released his latest record and when I heard this track, among the other great ones, I got so inspired that I had to do something about it. This year has been really nice to me, and I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store, so I thought a cover of this amazing song could be a beautiful way to end and start a year”.

Run, Lucifer, is set for a mid-March 2015 release.

Watch the video for “Living”:

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