Norwegian singer/songwriter/producer Sandra Kolstad blends electronic and acoustic elements into epic pop songs.
Kolstad studied music at Sandvika's Rud High School, ultimately releasing her debut EP, All That We Are, in 2009. Reflecting her background as a classically trained pianist, All That We Are's largely acoustic sound gave way to more electronic experimentation on her self-produced 2011 full-length debut, Crux, which incorporated samples of songs from Laurie Anderson and Fever Ray in its wide-ranging sound. In 2012, Kolstad was nominated as a new internationally breaking artist at Oslo's by:Larm festival; later that year, she released her second album (Nothing Lasts) Forever, which featured collaborations with Son of Light, Lucy Swann, and Bloksberg and was produced by Kolstad and Petter Eldh. She recorded parts of her third album, Zero Gravity State of Mind, in Berlin. Released in Europe in 2014, it arrived in the U.S. in March 2015. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi