‘Fortune’ is the closing track on Norwegian singer-songwriter Juni Habel‘s new album All Ears. The folk artist has a beautiful folk tone and temperament which is balanced between the twee and arcane. She shares similarities with the bewitching sounds of early Aldous Harding as well as Big Thief and Tiny Ruins. The interplay between her finger-picked acoustic guitar and lyrical dance of her vocal melodies is a standout feature of her sound.
Of the new album, Habel says “All Ears is a collection of the first songs I wrote. It was a great and joyful discovery that I could make music. So the songs are about that – and also about avoidance, fear, redemption and love. The music is guitar and vocal based, and can be described as minimalist folk. I get inspired by other folk artists such as Vashti Bunyan and Jessica Pratt, but also try to explore the form and the framework guitar and vocals provide.”