Here Come The Vikings
One Little Indian
Astrid Williamson’s fourth solo album
Here Come The Vikings is an eclectic mix of electric pop and smooth ballads. Redefining herself as an artist, Williamson is revealed to be a multi-talented musician and songwriter. When asked why the move to electric, Williamson sardonically states: “I was losing 10 BPM every album, so I thought I’d plug in and sort things out” and sort things out she does.
Shut Your Mouth with its innovative use of electric beats and vocal mixing is the pinnacle track of Here Come The Vikings. The rhyming, singsong lyrics like “Please forgive my pursuit of you / but I have to get to the root of you” are sung with power and confidence. Crashing Minis is fixed with Williamson’s signature haunting piano melodies and naked voice.
Here Come The Vikings has a track for every listener and every mood. It is an album you want to listen to from start to finish, and Williamson is an artist you’ll want to keep an eye on.
Jordan Von Cannon