Taking its name from the Bob Dylan song, Idiot Wind is the newest recording project of Amanda Bergman, a Swedish singer-songwriter previously known under the guises of Hajen (the Swedish word for shark) and, more recently, Jaw Lesson. She’s been around for quite some time then, but we’ve only heard of her recently through her association with The Tallest Man On Earth: the pair have toured extensively together and are currently working on a “mostly instrumental” score to an upcoming Gorki Glaser-Müller film by the name of ‘Once A Year’.
The gorgeous clip below shows Bergman performing two tracks in an idyllic summer meadow, accompanied only by electric piano. First up is the previously unheard original ‘Try To Bend A River’, followed by a cover of the Lucinda Williams track ‘Big Red Sun Blues’ from her 1988 self-titled debut. Both are every bit as stunning as the breathtaking landscape, which is really saying something.
To hear more from Idiot Wind, head over to her website where you can stream and buy her eponymous debut EP.