Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Anna von Hausswolff is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, and pianist from Sweden who made her Top Five hit album debut with Singing from the Grave in 2010. Born on September 6, 1986, in Gothenburg, Sweden, she is the daughter of world-renowned sound artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff. She made her performance debut in 2008. Her performance at the Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg the following year established her as an up-and-coming talent on the Swedish alternative music scene. In association with the independent label Kning Disk, von Hausswolff made her commercial recording debut with the Track of Time EP in 2010. It was well received by critics, who drew comparisons to singer/songwriters Kate Bush and Antony Hegarty, among others. The critical acclaim showered upon von Hausswolff set the stage for the breakout success of her full-length debut a couple months later. Produced by Henryk Lipp, Singing from the Grave was a Top Five hit on the Swedish albums chart. She moved to Denmark and switched up her musical and sonic palettes (she recorded most of the record with a church organ as her primary instrument) on 2012's Ceremony, which was released first in Sweden and then as an international release seven months later.