Anna of the North is Anna Lotterud, an electro-pop artist whose work inhabits a warm, hazy atmosphere.
A native of Gjøvik, Norway, the musician met New Zealand producer Brady Daniell-Smith at one of his shows while studying in Melbourne, Australia. They hit it off and recorded her debut single, "Sway," over Skype, and released it in 2014. The song became an Internet hit, and landed her record deals with +1 Records
in the U.S. and PIAS
's Different Recordings in the U.K. She followed up the song with "The Dreamer" and "Baby," both in early 2016. The rest of that year saw continued success for Lotterud as she embarked on a European tour in support of Norwegian DJ Kygo
before rounding off 2016 with two more singles -- "Oslo" and "Us," both of which met critical acclaim. More accomplishments fed into 2017, with Anna featured on the track, "911/Mr. Lonely," by American rapper and producer Tyler, the Creator
, alongside contemporary R&B singer/songwriter Frank Ocean
. In September, she put out her debut full-length effort, Lovers, which was led by the single "Someone" and the title track. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi