Theresa Andersson

folk // singer-songwriter

Recorded in New Orleans with fellow Swede, producer Tobias Fröberg, Theresa Andersson’s album Hummingbird, Go! (2008) delivers a distinctive Swedish pop sound alongside a soulful southern vibe. Well-crafted retro-pop number “Birds Fly Away” showcases Theresa’s multi-instrumental skills as she uses everything from the looping vocals, violin, catchy hand claps to the funky drum sample of Smokey Johnson. DIY to the extreme, in her song “The Waltz” Theresa actually plays water-filled soda pop bottles in her kitchen.

Incredibly fresh, quirky folk melodies.
Theresa Andersson – Birds Fly Away
Theresa Andersson – The Waltz
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13 Responses to “Theresa Andersson”

  1. Barry Hercules :

    This is one of my favorite albums of the year! Really unique, but you have to see Theresa play live. I her play recently in NYC in October and she completely blow my mind with her looping. It’s incredible!!! Check out this video of Birds Fly Away:

  2. jarrito :

    she’s really good! thanks for introducing me to yet another great musician. i love this site :)

    two of my favourite musicians that utilize looping very well are Camille, who is featured on; just search the archives, and Ed-Alleyne Johnson >

  3. Karl :

    really great album!

    you should also check out these two bands from Sweden, they rock: (Johnny Cash meets Roy Orbison)

    and (Funkadelic! Excellent!)

  4. José :

    If you like her videos then her live shows are truly unique. She’ll be on the Conan O’Brien Show upcoming on Feb. 4, 2009. Its sure to be her best performance yet. Check out her myspace to see if she will be in your area anytime soon

  5. sarah :

    This is fantastic! I’m pretty sure this is who my friend saw at cmj. She said she was incredible live (if this is the same girl) but judging from the video posted it must be her. Thanks for posting about her!

  6. stella :

    what joyful music!
    one of the freshest sounds I’ve heard this year!
    Thank you Julija! <3

  7. daniel :

    Very unique!! The video of her playing “Birds Fly Away” in her kitchen that Barry posted is unreal!! Wow!!

  8. april :

    it is no accident that i was listening to her myspace page and clicked over here thinking that you recommend people similar to her. i was SO right. you recommend HER!

  9. ba :

    Theresa Andersson is one of my favorite voices in music. So pure and talented, i loved her latest record. Her top 10 list of 2008 is also pretty cool too. i checked out her featured playlist on

  10. oscar cortés :

    Hola Theresa!
    te puede inyteresar actuar en España?
    espero tus comentarios

  11. Dana :

    I just saw her live in Tucson. Incredible gifted with ethereal vocals. The record is amazing but to see her live is another universe completely. Buy her cd and GO SEE HER….

  12. NameDavid Z :

    Thank you, thank you for posting this. I am amazed by her talent and her vision. I can’t wait to see her do her magic live!

  13. Nicolas Cruz :

    Holy Cow, I just went to a taping of the Conan O’Brien show yesterday, I had no idea she would be the musical guest until I got there, and in person, live, she is an amazing force of nature! I’m totally in love!