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The power and pull of the Moon is the focus on Susanna's new track "Ebb and Flow"

02 March 2016, 11:00 | Written by Andrew Hannah

With new album Triangle due at the end of next month, Norwegian Susanna has unveiled the second single to be taken from it in the shape of "Ebb And Flow".

Following on from lead track "Burning Sea" where Jenny Hval collaborator Susanna sang “I belong to the darkness/ I belong to the sea”, the singer continues to explore the realms of belief and superstition as a way of analysing our place and role in the world. If the apocalyptic visions of that track weren't explicity personal, the wax and wane of the beautiful "Ebb and Flow" place Susanna's search for definition front and centre.

Of the track, she says "I think we’re all under the spell of the Moon. The old goddess pulls and pushes us, secretly steers us while we go about with our modern life. Thinking we’ve got it all under control, while we’re really under the influence of nature. This song describes the feeling of being held by the force of the moon." Over simple harpischord and piano - punctuated only by stabs of, as I've since been told by Susanna, ship horns at the culmination of the track - Susanna harmonises with angelic versions of herself, singing "Moon come, moon go / moon steers my heart's ebb and flow". It's the only lyric in the track (which is less than 90 seconds in length) yet it is heavy with meaning and portent; as Susanna is swayed by our only satellite we in turn are enraptured by the singer's voice, being held completely within the song.

Triangle will be released on 22 April via SusannaSonata, but you can listen to "Ebb and Flow" below.

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