Anna Bergendahl is one of Sweden’s most talented artists/songwriters. She started her career in 2008 with Swedish Idol. In 2010 she won the Swedish song competition ”Melodifestivalen” (”The Melody Festival”), easily the most seen television program in her native country. All of Sweden gathers in front of their television sets when the 28 contestants each perform a new song never heard before.
– It wasn’t my natural forum, but I really did enjoy every minute of it. It was a journey and a great learning experience. I still get chills all over my body when I think about all the people who supported me and voted for the song. I’m forever grateful for that. However, I think music is so much more than fifteen minutes of fame, and I’m so happy to get to do it this way, my way, which is to sing and write from the heart.
Her debut album “Yours Sincerely ” was released in 2010, and her second album ”Something To Believe In” was released in 2012 produced by Larry Klein. Klein is truly one of the big ones, having produced several albums for the most influential female artist of the last 50 years: Joni Mitchell. Since then he has produced and/or played bass for artists such as Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson and Herbie Hancock (on his Grammy winning album ”River – The Joni Letters”). But above all he has made a name for himself as the producer of female singer/songwriters of the highest artistic and commercial order: Tracy Chapman, Melody Gardot, Madeleine Peyroux…. One has just to listen to the title track ”Something To Believe In”. Beware, if you are not touched by it you are probably dead…
In the Summer of 2013 Anna got the chance to support Bonnie Raitt at her concert in Stockholm. This was yet another milestone for Anna who did an amazing performance in front of an overwhelmed audience. Anna was really proud to also receive praise from one of her big idols!
In parallel with touring, for example in the U.S. as a support for American singer/songwriter Lera Lynn, Anna has for the past couple of years been focusing on her third studio album. She is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Association of Sweden, and a medical student. She always puts her heart in everything she does. Go and listen to her on Spotify to find out yourself.