New Found Land aka Anna Roxenholt just released her third self titled album last month. Her beautiful tunes have been compared with those of other Swedish artists like Lykke Li and Little Dragon and highly acclaimed artists such as Depeche Mode. A must listen album. Electro pop at its best!
My name is Anna but you might know me as New Found Land. I was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and grew up in the same city. When I was a child my idol was Roxette, because it was late eighties in Sweden. When I was in the middle of my studies to become a jazz saxophonist, I started instead to write pop songs and sing. It was then when I realised that this was something I had always dreamt of doing and decided to release an album. Since then I lived, learned, created, cried and laughed.
One of my best gigs I played was in front of 5000 people in a tent in Munich.It was so much fun and very different from playing in a small club and the feedback was overwhelming.
One of the best gigs I have been to was Depeche Mode 1998. I loved to see Dave Gahan dance.
Now I live in Neukölln, Berlin with my husband Moritz. In my house you can find dust, rats, records and shoes and my refrigerator is usually full with quark. I enjoy company and I also need to be alone a lot. I can spend hours watching HBO-series. One of my favorite places to visit is my mom’s vacation house in Sweden, because eventhough she only has it since 5-6 years, I have experienced some of my most wonderful moments in life there. I always feel super well when I am there, the house has a good spirit.
My favorite song at the moment is Grizzly Bear – Half Gate. A film I watched lately and really liked was The Pirate Bay – Away From Keyboard. The last series I watched and loved was GIRLS.
I am very inspired by my creative friends. My dream is to continue to do my art, never stopping to develope as a human and artist. Always to continue to question myself and my work. My worst nightmare is to move back to Sweden and get a 9-5 job.
I love husband & my family, to write/produce, breakfast, early mornings and hate hate. And my constant lack of $.
I am addicted to coffee, internet & COS (the store), I just cannot stop to become cooler by each day.
I get totally fucked up, when I spend too much time alone with myself. The next day I need to well, see some people?
Local Suicide reminds me of my ex boyfriend.
Tomorrow I am doing an interview. Next month my record is coming out. Next year I want to tour a lot and play summer festivals everywhere. Maybe start on a new record…. In 10 years I hope that I am not thinking about money a lot, that I have brought some more music to this world as well as some kids.
If I wasn’t an artist, I would be a detective inspector (I love crime fiction series, and I think I would do an excellent job).
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Chloë Sevigny would have the main role, because she’s a boss. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be anyone.
If I was a car, I would be a Saab 900. If I was an animal, I would be a seal. If I was a drug I would be very expensive. If I was an invention, I would be the cure of all diseases. If I was an object, I would be a an oak. If I could date myself, I guess I would fall head over heals.
If I could play with anyone it would be Arcade Fire. I would like to collaborate with Lena Dunham. Might be a tricky combo though.
If I had only one wish, it would be No more war in this world.
I would never say never, because Lordi works is mysterious ways.
My word of advice to the reader would be to go for a walk. It’s very unlikely you’ll regret it.