This week’s episode of Best Week Ever featured the song “I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked” by Ida Maria, a fiery Norwegian who currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden.Â Sweden has a bustling music scene these days, boasting artists like Jens Lekman, The Knife, Peter Bjorn and John, and Love Is All.Â The closest comparison to what Ida is creating is Josephine Olausson of the aforementioned Love Is All.Â They’re both making kick ass rock music and happen to be ladies.Â
The cleverly titled “ILYSMBWYN” (for short?) is among the standouts on Maria’s album Fortress Round My Heart (available digitially on March 24th).Â Also check out the awesome “Oh My God” (which you will not be able to stop listening to).
Ida Maria will be appearing at Perez Hilton’s South By Southwest Showcase (?) and will also soon be supporting NME ‘next big thing’ Glasvegas on tour.
I imagine an Ida Maria show to be a sweaty, drunken affair so it’s in your best interest to see her live. Â
Check out the video for “I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked” after the jump.