Ida Maria

Ida Maria was born and raised in the small town of Nesna in Helgeland, Norway. She specializes in fiercely energetic and exciting alternative pop-punk music with catchy melodies and witty lyrics. Ida taught herself to play guitar and began performing at local concerts at age fourteen.

Ida Maria is reported to have the neurological phenomenon of synesthesia which, in her case, means she envisions colours when she hears music:

I don’t know what life’s like without it, as I’ve always had it,” she says. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen that it has definitely been a bonus in terms of what I do. When I started to play guitar, I made this colour sheet for all the chords. I didn’t know what they were called, but I knew exactly what colours and shades they were. So I made songs with colour palettes which was really cool.”

Her first album, Fortress Round My Heart was released in 2008. In November 2010 she released her second album Katla in Norway; the album was released internationally on 7 June 2011. Her songs have become instant favorites and has been featured on countless soundtracks, counting, My Life As Liz,Rock Band 3, Grey’s Anatomy, It’s Kind of a Funny Story and The Virginity Hit. Her song “Bad Karma” was featured in the 2011 film Scream 4 and episodes of Gossip GirlTeen Wolf and Being Human together with the song “Quite Nice People”, both from the album Katla.

In February 2014 Ida Maria released her new EP “Accidental Happiness”, hear/buy it here

Accidental Happiness (2014) – EP
Katla (2011) – album
Bad Karma (2011) – single
Oh My God (2009) – single
Fortress Round My Heart (2008) – album
Queen of the World (2008) – single
I Like You So Much Better When You´re Naked (2008) – single
Stella (2008) – single

Hear/buy the music here
Ida´s web page
BBC Review – Fortress Round My Heart
GAFFA Review – Accidental Happiness
Rolling Stone Review – Katla