Meet Fanny Andersen, the Hertfordshire-based rising star who is unabashedly flying the self-love flag. Fanny today releases her brand new burgeoning electro-pop single, Jump The Gun via Distiller Music. Although upbeat, the honest lyrics showcase Fanny’s heart-on-sleeve sensibilities. “I don’t wanna jump the gun, I don’t wanna say something wrong”, admits a rather vulnerable Fanny. Listen here.
Co-written by Fanny, Navvy and Alex Wildwood who also produced the track, the songstress has said Jump The Gun is, “A song about vulnerability whilst falling in love with someone and the fragile state you can get in due to past trust issues. It’s the constant battle of how much of yourself you should share in the initial stage of a relationship, because you don’t want to scare them off – but, at the same time, you want to tell them everything so you can be as close as possible. Almost a juxtaposition.”
2020 saw Fanny make the brave move from Oslo to the UK; leaving the comfort of her friends and family in the middle of the global pandemic. After being thrust into a lockdown, she spent her time reflecting and writing new music. Jump The Gun is just one of the many accomplished results, and a taste of what’s to come. The Norway-born artist also released her EP, Pretty Girls Are Never Lonely. Comprised of three tracks spanning the ups and downs of daily life, the writing and releasing of this EP was a cathartic process for Fanny.
Proving her superstar prowess goes further than singing and writing, Fanny is about to release her very first published book. Collaborating with her best friend, initially Party Girls Never Cry will be available in her native Norway only, via Aschehoug Forlag. In Fanny’s own words the book is, “A coming of age biography about the trial and tribulations of being a young adult in Oslo and how partying became a means of dealing with depression and anxiety.”
Being brought up to follow the traditional Norwegian social code, Janteloven, Fanny has been on a life-long journey to self-love. Her trajectory has involved self-criticism, self-discovery and self-acceptance. In her early teenage years, Fanny began posting photos of herself and her friends which became one of Norway’s biggest teen blogs. During the spring before graduation from high school, all students embark on one of the most extraordinary movements known as Russefeiring. The Norwegian tradition sees the teens go totally berserk for an entire two month period, during which they hire (and live on) souped-up busses. Each bus has its own ‘theme’, and it is thanks to this ritual that Fanny was encouraged to release breakout track, Kids. I Fanny could mean a number of things, but to Fanny Andersen it’s a state of mind, and the latest stage of a life-long journey.