RADAR: Anna Bergendahl

Producer, instrumentalist and songwriter Larry Klein clearly has a way with the ladies. Specifically,  female singer songwriters who straddle adult-minded folk, pop and jazz: Madeleine Peyroux, Julia Fordham, Joni Mitchell, Melody Gardot, to name a few. So when Swedish songstress Anna Bergendahl flew to L.A. to work on her second full-length Klein became the sympatico "go-to" option. Released in Sweden last year, Something to Believe In (March 12, Decca) broadens Bergendahl's sonic and stylistic range with Klein's characteristically tasteful approach, lending a seasoned co-writer's skill and an A-list of session players. While the playful "I Don't Know" defines the album's nimble folk/pop feel, the sumptuous title track is one of the project's best -- and most Klein-influenced -- efforts, a lovely, late night slow dance that stays just this side of ultra mellow opulence, Bergendahl's breathy, fluttering vocals the ideal instrument of subdued sensuality. Watch the "in-the-studio" EPK here.

Anna Bergendahl - 'Something to Believe In' (from Something To Believe In) '
Anna Bergendahl - 'I Don't Know' (from Something To Believe In) '