“A haunting voice ... a transcending grace ...”

/ Daily Telegraph

Whether radiant and powerful, melancholic, sensual, or akin to a fleeting breath, Helene Blum’s vocals are always distinctive and deeply moving. As both singer and composer, she opens up unimagined horizons for Danish roots music by fashioning her own artistic vision out of traditional material. The result is a genuine yet undeniably contemporary sound presented both solo and in various line-ups.

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Biografi - EN | DA

Helene Blum is one of the female musicians who have taken Danish folk to a whole new level. Her inventive, contemporary interpretation of traditional songs reveals their timeless beauty. This musical proficiency coupled with her expressive voice have brought her high acclaim in her native country – and also enabled her to captivate enthusiastic audiences elsewhere in Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan.

In 2004, Helene Blum was the first singer ever to graduate with a degree in folk music from the Carl Nielsen Academy in Odense. The following year, she received a Danish music award in the category Folk Debut of the Year for her first solo album. She finally nailed her success as an artist in 2009 with her personal breakthrough ‘En gang og altid’ (‘Once and always’), which received rave reviews from not just the music press but across the board in the Danish media.

In retrospect, Helene’s artistic development appears preordained. In actual fact, things could have taken a very different turn for this singer born in 1979, for she started out playing classical piano.

Learning the piano and the violin as a small child, she spent much of her time making music with her three sisters. She also sang and played Danish songs, and grew up with church music. Yet even at the age of nineteen, she still wanted to be a pianist.

But then Helene discovered folk, which sounded to her like a huge promise: “I found an incredible freedom that I had to explore – and felt the urge to delve into roots.” Repeatedly forging something new from traditional music has since become a labour of love for her. Performing solo and in various line-ups, including excursions into musical theatre and the opera, Helene Blum seeks creative challenges. She finds inspiration in contemporary poetry, art and Nordic myths as well as the landscape of her native island of Funen, with which she feels a deep-seated bond.

This is all reflected on her most recent album, ‘Men med åbne øjne’, which the Daily Telegraph (UK) declared one of the top ten folk albums of 2013. That same year, the Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard Band won the prestigious European folk music prize ‘Eiserner Eversteiner’. Helene Blum’s fifth CD will be released in early 2017.

Helene Blum fick en gitarr vid 15 års ålder och det dröjde inte länge innan hon skrev sin första låt svenska. Hon kom in på musiklinjen på gymnasiet och innan hon hade gått ut andra ring var skivkontrakt underskrivet och sagan fick et lyckligt slut.

Efter skolans slut påbörjades inspelningen av Melissas första låtar och under tiden fick hon möjlighet att följa med som förband på Peter Lemarcs efterlängtade turné 2007. Våren 2008 var debutalbumet färdigt och "Långa nätter"

släpptes. Albumet öppnade upp för en stor publik som har tagit till sig Melissas röst och innerliga texter. Det märks inte minst på Spotify där hon blivit en av Sony Sveriges 2009 kom albumet ”Säg ingenting till mig” som sedan följdes av en slutsåld turné runt om i Sverige. Två år senare släpptes Melissas tredje album ”Innan jag kände dig”, tredje al- bum av en slut.

Det fjärde albumet ”Om du vill vara med mig”, även det producerat av Ola Gustafsson spelades in i Puk studion

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Men med åbne øje201389,00 kr
En gang og altid201169,00 kr
Liden sol201069,00 kr
En sød og liflig klang200869,00 kr







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