Jennie Abrahamson’s “Wild Is the Heart” is a tune that envelops the listener. Yet despite its immersive quality, only two instruments make up this delicate composition: the human voice and a heartbeat rhythm track. Joined by a small choir of women, Abrahamson unfolds a lush vocal landscape, one that’s simultaneously delicate and all-encompassing.
“Wild Is the Heart” comes from Abrahamson’s recently released Gemini Gemini LP. In the past year, she has received widespread support form outlets such as The Guardian, Q, and several channels of BBC Radio. While recording the Gemini Gemini songs in 2014, she toured with a childhood idol of hers, the prog maestro Peter Gabriel.
Abrahamson tells PopMatters about “Wild Is the Heart”, “It’s the closing track of Gemini Gemini, a vocally driven track over a base of a hypnotic heartbeat about two people who let time slip through their fingers. I wanted it to be a choir feast, and was thrilled to have some of my absolute favourite Swedish voices join me in the studio for the recording. We called them the Wild is the Heart Choir; it features Ane Brun, Charlotte Centervall, Sarah Frey, Nina K, Linnea Olsson, Monica Starck and AK von Malmborg. Benoit Derrier was there to film it all.”
Gemini Gemini is out now via Genepool/Trickser Tonträger.