As a young girl, Josephine Foster dreamed of becoming an opera singer. She incorporated these aspirations into her songs that meander between folk, jazz, and fado.
These are dreamy, often melancholy gems in which the former funeral and wedding singer’s high mezzo seduces you like a siren – and does not let go. The atmosphere that she creates on her new, ninth album Faithful Fairy Harmony is one of fairy-tale forests and nineteenth-century landscapes.
To the music lovers who are fond of the freak folker Devendra Banhart, she will sound familiar, older kids who cherish Vashti Bunyan will find a new crazy aunt in Foster.
JOSEPHINE FOSTER 25/4, 20.30, Beursschouwburg