Winnie Raeder

Spotlight: Winnie Raeder

Denmark-born, London-based singer-songwriter Winnie Raeder is a breathtaking talent who should be on your radar.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 16 Jun 2020
  • min read

Winnie Raeder grew up immersed in her father’s record collection. Her childhood was spent against a backdrop of soul, blues and gospel that made her see music as an intimate and crucial form of expression and storytelling. Partner those early influences with nods to Joni Mitchell, Elizabeth Fraser and Thom Yorke and the result is an artist whose music sets vivid, introspective lyricism against breathtaking production.

Winnie Raeder should be on any music-lover’s radar in 2020 and now’s your chance to get to know her a little better.

Who?

Winnie Raeder.

What?

A Danish singer-songwriter with a spellbinding voice that's powerful and tender in equal measures.

From where?

London, but born and raised in Aabenraa, a small town in Southern Denmark.

What’s the story?

Winnie released her first self-produced track Baby back in February and her latest release A Quiet Way sees her following suit. Her powerful, compelling vocals are drenched in reverb as she experiments with off-kilter, atmospheric electronics.

She says of the new single: ‘A Quiet Way is really about the admiration and gratitude you can have for someone that’s been a part of your life at some point. It’s paying your respects to someone you hold a great amount of love for, without projecting any desires onto them.’

These latest new cuts arrive off the back of last year’s critically-acclaimed From Here EP and follow-up single She, as well as several sold-out headline shows (including St Pancras Church and The Courtyard Theatre here in London) and a run of packed-out UK and Europe dates supporting Charlie Cunningham and Tamino.

Sounds like?

Pure poetry.

Predicted to?

Bring audiences to tears on international stages as soon as COVID-19 will allow. 

Must hear?

A Quiet Way.