Amanda Bergman

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Amanda Bergman
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Amanda Bergman performing at Way Out West 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden
Background information
Also known as Hajen, Jaw Lesson, Idiot Wind
Origin Sweden
Genres Folk, Indie
Instruments piano
Associated acts The Tallest Man on Earth, Amason

Amanda Bergman is a singer-songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden. She has previously performed and released music under the stage name Idiot Wind (taken from Bob Dylan's song of the same name) and as Hajen.[1]


Bergman began her professional career under the stage name Hajen (Swedish for "the shark") and used the name Idiot Wind from 2010 to 2014.[2]

Bergman is a member and lead-vocalist of the Swedish band Amason with Gustav Ejstes, Pontus Winnberg, Nils Törnqvist and Petter Winnberg.[3] The band released its debut album Sky City in January 2015.

She was previously married to Kristian Matsson, also known as The Tallest Man on Earth and they cooperated on the soundtrack of Swedish director Gorki Glaser-Müller's film En Gång Om Året (Once A Year).[4]

She also provided vocals on the album I Never Learn by Lykke Li.[5]

Her primary instrument is the piano; however, she also plays the accordion at times.

In 2015, she had a hit with "Vintersaga", a cover of a song by Ted Ström, after it was featured in a Volvo car ad. The single was released crediting Amanda Bergman. Her debut album Docks, her first album under her own name, was released on February 26, 2016 on the record label INGRID.[6]

In 2016, Bergman was handpicked to perform at the Polar Music Prize ceremony, celebrating laureates Max Martin and Cecilia Bartoli. She performed the song "Love Me Harder", penned by Max Martin and originally performed by Ariana Grande.[7]



  • Idiot Wind (EP) (2010) [8]
  • Find The Rhythm In The Noise (limited two-track 7") (2012)[9] (released as Idiot Wind)
  • Vintersaga (Single) (2015)
  • Falcons (Single) (2016)
  • Docks (Album) (2016)
  • Flickering Lights (EP) (2016)

With Amason[edit]

  • Margins (Single) (2013) [10]
  • Went to War (Single) (2013) [10]
  • EP (EP) (2013) [10]
  • Ålen (Single) (2014) [11]
  • Duvan (Single) (2014) [12]
  • Sky City (Album) (2015) [13]
  • Kelly (Single) (2015) [14]
  • Flygplatsen (EP) (2015)[15]


  1. ^ "Front Page Reviews & AIR | Mule Variations". 2012. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Beckman, Eva (September 13, 2010). "The shark that became Jaw Lesson is now Idiot Wind". (in Swedish). Swedish Television. 
  3. ^ "Amason |". 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kristian Matsson and Amanda Bergman write new songs for "Once A Year" |". 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Album credits on
  6. ^ "Amanda Bergman från Amason släpper fullängdsdebuten "Docks" 26 februari 2016". Ebba Lindqvist PR. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  7. ^ "Se när Amanda Bergman sjunger Max Martins låt på Polarprisgalan". 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Idiot Wind". dt. Retrieved 28 April 2011.  (released as Idiot Wind)
  9. ^ "Find The Rhythm In The Noise 7", by Idiot Wind". Idiot Wind. Archived from the original on 2015-12-24. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  10. ^ a b c "Hallå i studion: Amason". PSL. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "LYSSNA: Amason – "Ålen"". Festivalryten. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ ""Duvan" - Amason". Rockfoto. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Imponerande debut". Aftonbladet. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Amason är Veckans bästa add - "Ett mästerverk"". P3. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  15. ^ "PREMIÄR: Amason - "Flygplatsen" - Musikguiden i P3". Retrieved 2015-12-23. 

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