Melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre; these are the traditional building blocks of pop music. Yet although you will find them in abundance on Hummingbird, Go!, the new album by Theresa Andersson hardly sounds like conventional pop. That's because the New Orleans singer-songwriter chose to approach her craft from different perspectives before she even began composing. "I stopped thinking in terms of traditional songwriting," Andersson explains. "I worked on shapes, forms, and textures, scents and colors. Elements which are more earthy and organic inspired me." She would walk along the Mississippi River, or relax in her garden. As ideas emerged, she caught them in her butterfly net – or rather, on her laptop – and let them converge, then blossom."
"She's reached a clear career peak with the unconventional, focused and utterly charming Hummingbird Go!"
"These elements [traces of her jazz and blues-rock past] add splashes of unexpected color to these songs, bringing the extroversion of those styles to the too often introverted genre of indie pop and making Hummingbird, Go! sound to big for any kitchen to contain."
"Theresa Andersson is gifted with a beautiful, utterly moving voice"
"Swedish vocalist blends chockablock rhythms, fairy tale instrumentation and dreamlike melodies for music that recalls a spacier, sultrier Feist."
- ROLLING STONE
"Swedish transplant delights as a dextrous one woman band"
"This interplay of exceptional musicianship, sound, texture, and musical color are what make Hummingbird, Go! a truly extraordinary piece of work."
- STATIC MULTIMEDIA
"The multi-instrumentalist returns with a homespun album that perches highly atop the year's list of unexpected hits."
- ARTIST DIRECT
"A certain je ne sais quoi that has me taking my eyes off traffic to push repeat on songs like the ode to wander-lust "Japanese Art" or the magic-drenched "Locusts Are Gossiping"
- CONFESSIONS OF A WOULD-BE HIPSTER
"uniquely beautiful tracks"
"makes you feel like you have stepped into the aural equivalent of a David Lynch film."
"Hummingbird, Go! is a record with very good songs and surprising little moments that will keep you happy."
- MUSIC FOR ROBOTS