‘Dreamy, calming, and reflective’ | Interview with Ann Weberg

Fading is an earthy, smooth, alternative r&b release, showcasing Ann Weberg’s talent in songwriting. With harmony rich vocals, polished groovy production and authentic, eccentric improvisations it will nicely accompany your next dreamy dinner party. Read our discussion with the artist below!

Describe your sound in 3 words

Dreamy, calming, and reflective

Tell us a few things about your new song Fading. What is the story behind it?

Fading is a song about wanting to be something for someone, but due to different situations in life that has taken its toll on you, you’re incapable of doing that in that very moment. It’s about realizing that you’re the one that needs to step back and take a breath.

This is your second single. Should we expect a full album in the near future? Also, do people nowadays listen to full albums?

I am releasing my debut-EP this year so you can expect more music!
It’s not as widespread as it used to be, but there’s still a place for it and it’s probably highly appreciated by music enthusiasts around the world.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

I’m a huge fan of Jorden Rakei. I love how he combines different genres and make these untraditional soundscapes that just sucks you in and makes you want to stay there. I will say that I also find inspiration in artists like Nai Palm, Ego Ella May and Lauryn Hill too, from hooks to vocal lines, even courage to write without hiding behind every metaphor you can think of. Friends and people around me inspire and influence me as well. I’ve been working a lot with Tadzio Heibert, 1/2 of NØRDS. My interest for indie pop did absolutely flourish while working with him, and I found myself incorporating more and more indie pop elements in my music. I also did some shows with B-ahwe back in 2019. She did inspire me a lot. Isabelle Eberdean and Nadia Essah are also artists I should mention. The Norwegian RnB/soul scene isn’t big at all and seeing these Norwegian female artists work their asses off for their music is truly amazing and inspiring.

You are based in Norway. How do you relate to Oslo’s music scene?

I love being in Oslo, seeing our small music scene develop and progress. There are so many talented and unique sounding artists and musicians to find in this small capital. Among them you have artists like Isabelle Eberdean, BŒrd Berg, Nadia Essah, Fieh, Giddygang and Nedja. These are some of the artists I feel I can relate a little bit too from the musical scene in Oslo.

Your music is really smooth. In which place or state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

I think people use my music in very different ways (as my Spotify for Artists shows). I guess it depends on what kind of listener you are. I see people adding me in playlists like chill, summer vibes, down, sexy times, it’s honestly very diverse and I love the idea of people using my music in different ways, it feels good.

Do you like the idea of collaborating? Is songwriting a lonely process?

I’m a big fan. I love creating with other people. I feel like I am preaching about this a little bit too often, but it’s truly an amazing process to be a part of, especially when you find the people it flows with. With that being said, I do think some songs are meant to be written alone. Writing is therapeutic for a lot of people and sometimes you just don’t want other people’s perspective to be a part of your process.

What isn’t a crime but should be?

Pint prices in Norway!

Thank you!

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