Sweet Annie EP
Sweet Annie is the solo project of Norwegian singer/songwriter Hilde Klain. She started singing and playing keyboards/hammond organ when she was 8 years old. Throughout her youth she sang in a range of choirs and performed solo as a singer and keyboardist/organ player. She would sometimes perform traditional folk songs and hymns, other times more contemporary music. A move to Australia introduced her to jazz, and she tried her hand at songwriting. She decided to get serious about her music career, and left Australia for Los Angeles, where she studied, got a band together and started doing shows around the city. The sometimes bittersweet and melancholic songs are all originals, exploring the subjects of love, loss and "life changing experiences". Sweet Annie uses both programming and traditionally recorded instruments to support her haunting and emotional vocals. Growing up listening to artists as diverse as Miriam Makeeba, Joni Mitchell, Abba and everything in between, her own style has emerged and brings an eclectic mix of pop, rock, electronica and jazz to the scene. Sweet Annie is working with Indian producer, Appu Krishnan, and engineer Mehdi Hassine, plus a range of talented musicians to help her bring out the unique sound which is Sweet Annie.