Annika Fehling's new album "Rust & Gold" is both a glance over the shoulder, and a starting point. It is a record that is looking back and pointing forward at the same time. Among the new material we find, among other things "Crystal the fine" in a magical version with guitarist Peder af Uggla. There is also a duel with German Americana hero Markus Rill "I Know Better" and the beautiful, atmospheric "Blue". "Better Learn How To Fly" and "Making It Back" are two real gems that were recorded and produced in Nashville by Will Kimbrough for Annika's 2010's previous release "Fireflies".
They were songs that then did not fit the big picture at that time but that are too good to gather dust in the archives. For the last year, Annika Fehling's focus has been on her work in the trio "Glimra", but she has always kept her solo career going alongside. Recently she has toured extensively in Germany, the UK and Ireland. In November, a tour of Germany and Holland is waiting, with her colleague Markus Rill. Annika Fehling is an artist who never stands still. She is in a constant artistic development. Songwriting and artistry is continuously refined, while she has experience from a long career to lean on. "Rust & Gold" is a welcome reminder of the treasures that we may have forgotten, but also a promise of a bright future.