Ane Trolle has proved to be one of the most significant and highly-acclaimed voices on the current Danish music scene, having already been involved in a number of exciting and diverse collaborative projects.
Gifted with a natural musical talent, her rough and vivid voice has taken Ane Trolle far within the Danish music scene, and with a rare ability to engage in an array of creative ventures, Trolle has managed to become one the most recognized female artists in Denmark.
2006 found her bursting out of our radios with sweet treats of honey-drippin’ reggae-pop in the company of Danish rapper/producer, Pato, as the duo Trolle // Siebenhaar. The same year she could be heard putting down the melancholic and yearning vocals for the highly acclaimed producer and DJ Trentemøller. Together with her good friend and colleague, Josephine Philip, Trolle created a unique and playful universe under the name of JaConfetti. Her latest musical output includes her role in the trio, Balstyrko, alongside Blæs Bukki, and Ormen, creating some of the most interesting Danish music to hit the national charts.
Not only has Ane been able to cross over to a larger and more mainstream Danish audience – despite her often quite uncompromising take on musical subgenres – she’s also experienced some significant success abroad. In particular, collaborations with both Siebenhaar and Trentemøller have generated international recognition – notably hitting the charts in Germany and France with the Trolle//Siebenhaar-single Sweet Dogs. Not to forget her crucial vocal feature on Trentemøller’s massive electronica hit, Moan. Prior to her involvement in the these collaborations, Ane Trolle was a frequent act in the Danish underground, best known for her ability to jump onstage at any request and blow the audience away with an immediate outburst of improvised lyricism and melody.
Working closely with producer and musician, Peter Leth (The Crooked Spoke, Junior Senior (live)), Trolle has gathered all her experiences from previous collaborations under one roof. Now we find her ready to release her debut album as a solo artist. The material for the album, Honest Wall, has come about after several years of travelling to remote and exotic destinations, such as Rwanda, USA and Haiti, hooking up with a vast variety of authentic and enthusiastic people, all sharing their own inspiring stories. Subsequently, she would spend endless nights in the studio and in her home - a cosy wooden cottage not far from the centre of Copenhagen – processing the ideas and impressions from these adventures.
Honest Wall is a compressed distillate of Trolle’s eclectic experiences and wide-ranging universe, personally as well as musically. It bears witness to her constant curiosity and reluctance towards monotony. In Ane’s own words “it would feel wrong to make a streamlined album. It has to be a wide variety of moods, colours and sounds to righteously portray my inner self.”
The lyrical spectrum found on Honest Wall reflects the diverse nature of the music. The songs are rooted in Ane’s desire to portray close relationships, and the feelings that accompany them. The song Remedy deals with ambivalence; the often difficult and yet warm family relations. Lost and unresolved love is a central theme in both Ribbon Arms and Algae & Bottles, whereas the title track is a sincere celebration of art, creativity and playfulness. According to Ane Trolle Honest Wall is about “Passion, curiosity and the importance of letting this passion be the key factor in life”.