Katla (album)

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Studio album by Ida Maria
Released November 8, 2010 (Norway)[1]
June 7, 2011 (United States)[2]
Recorded Summer 2010
Genre Punk, rock, blues rock
Length 34:36
Label Universal, Island Def Jam Records
Producer Butch Walker
Ida Maria chronology
Fortress Round My Heart
Love Conquers All
Alternative cover
United States cover
United States cover

Katla is the second album by Norwegian singer-songwriter Ida Maria. It was released in Norway in September 2010 and internationally in June 2011.

Album information[edit]

The album was recorded in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, sometime during the Summer of 2010, while the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, which led Ida Maria to title it Katla. The original edition of the album featured, on its cover, a photo of the volcano taken in 1918. Produced by Butch Walker (Avril Lavigne, P!NK), it was considered by Maria as a good opportunity to experiment.[3]

The two advance tracks before the international release were "Bad Karma" and "Cherry Red".[4] In Norway, the first single was "Quite Nice People", which was promoted by a video directed by Stone Elvestad.[5] Additionally, "Bad Karma" was featured in the 2011 film Scream 4.

The track "10,000 Lovers" is partially sung in Ida Maria's native Norwegian and, therefore, marks the first time the singer does so in an official release.


The original cover of the album is the photo of the 1918 eruption of the Katla Volcano. The included album booklet includes also artwork for every song in the album, the included artwork for "Bad Karma" was as well used for the single release. There's an extra photo which although unmarked, can stand as the artwork for "Gallery". The back cover of the album does not include "Gallery" in the track list.

For the US release, all artwork was printed on red tones instead of their original colors. It featured the "Bad Karma" artwork as the album's cover, the volcano photo was used as the song's artwork instead. New artwork for "Cherry Red" and "Devil" was included and there is no artwork for "Gallery" in this edition, although the song is in the back cover's track list.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Quite Nice People" Ida Sivertsen Butch Walker, Sivertsen 3:22
2. "Bad Karma" Sivertsen, Stefan Törnby, Desmond Child Walker 2:55
3. "10,000 Lovers" Sivertsen, Walker, Törnby Walker 3:04
4. "Cherry Red" Sivertsen, Walker, Törnby Walker 2:50
5. "Let's Leave" Sivertsen, Walker, Törnby Walker 2:54
6. "I Eat Boys Like You for Breakfast" Sivertsen, Törnby Walker 3:32
7. "Devil" Sivertsen, Törnby Walker, Sivertsen 9:47
8. "My Shoes" Sivertsen Walker, Sivertsen 3:57
9. "Gallery (Bonus Track)" Sivertsen Walker, Sivertsen 2:15
Total length: 34:36


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  2. ^ "Muziek van Ida Maria | Gratis luisteren en downloaden". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  3. ^ Lanham, Tom. "Norwegian singer Ida Maria brings her colorful world to Popscene | Tom Lanham | Music | San Francisco Examiner". Sfexaminer.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Ida Maria - Katla album + "Bad Karma", "Cherry Red" TV & movie placements". Facebook. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Ida Maria spiller inn musikkvideo" (in Norwegian Bokmål). ranablad.no. Retrieved 2011-09-02.