|Birth name||Kristina Ulrika Nordenstam|
|Born||4 March 1969|
Kristina Ulrika Nordenstam (born 4 March 1969) better known by her stage name Stina Nordenstam, is a Swedish singer-songwriter.
Life and career
Nordenstam was born in Stockholm on 4 March 1969. As a child, she was highly influenced by her father's classical and jazz music collection. Her voice led to early comparisons with artists such as Rickie Lee Jones and Björk. Her early albums, Memories of a Color and And She Closed Her Eyes were jazz-influenced with elements of alternative rock. 1997's Dynamite began a more experimental path—most of the album was filled with distorted guitars and unusual beats. A 1998 cover album, People Are Strange, followed in the same vein. In 2001 Nordenstam went with a more pop-influenced sound on This Is Stina Nordenstam, and features guest vocals from Brett Anderson. Nordenstam's 2004 album The World Is Saved continued the path set on This Is..., but presents a more realized sound and acknowledges her earlier jazz influences.
Her guest appearances include collaboration with David Sylvian's band "Nine Horses", including tracks from the album Snow Borne Sorrow and the Money for All EP. She also provided vocals for Vangelis' song "Ask the Mountains", Yello's "To the Sea", and a collaboration with Anton Fier. In 2000, Nordenstam featured on a track from Danish prog-rockers Mew's second album Half the World Is Watching Me. The track was later re-recorded for the band's international debut Frengers.
Nordenstam is also accomplished in fields such as photography and music video directing. She is known to be reclusive: she gives very few interviews and she hasn't performed live since the Memories of a Color tour. She even alters her appearance using wigs and make-up for album covers and magazines.
- Memories of a Color (1991)
- And She Closed Her Eyes (1994)
- Dynamite (1996)
- People Are Strange (1998)
- This Is Stina Nordenstam (2001)
- The World Is Saved (2004)
- "Memories of a Color" (1992)
- "Another Story Girl" (1993)
- "Little Star" (1994)
- "Something Nice" (1994)
- "Dynamite" (1997)
- "People Are Strange" (1998)
- "Sharon & Hope" (2002)
- "Get On with Your Life" (2004)
- "Parliament Square" (2005)
- Fleshquartet – "Dancin' Madly Backwards", "It Won't Hurt Me", "Walk", and "Someone like Me" from Flow (1993)
- Vangelis – "Ask the Mountains" from Voices (1995)
- Yello – "To the Sea" from Pocket Universe (1997)
- Zbigniew Preisner – Aberdeen: Original Film Soundtrack (2000)
- Mew – "Her Voice Is Beyond Her Years" from Half the World Is Watching Me (2000)
- Mew – "Her Voice Is Beyond Her Years" from Frengers (2003)
- Nine Horses – "Wonderful World" from Snow Borne Sorrow (2005)
- Filur – "Into the Wasteland" from Into the Wasteland (2006)
- Nine Horses – "Wonderful World (Burnt Friedman Remix)" and "Birds Sing for Their Lives" from Money for All (2007)
- Kellman, Andy. "Stina Nordenstam – Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
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