Fanny Andersen - Not A Toy
Pop with attitude isn’t hard to find these days, but pop with honesty and attitude is like gold dust. Today rising Norwegian talent Fanny Andersen releases ‘Not A Toy’, her first single on new Norwegian label CoCo&Co. Working with renowned female producer Kito (Diplo, Skream), ‘Not A Toy’ is an anthem about “players”. Fanny told The Fader: “Not A Toy is about a relationship that isn't working – where the guy isn't treating the girl right. So many of my friends, and myself, have been in relationships like this, and I just felt like I've had enough!” Andersen is vulnerable in her lyrics and an artist of contrast and layers; being honest about mental health and sexuality but writing completely addictive, glorious pop songs.
Based in Oslo and coming not from a musical family, but one where her mother was an actress and stand-up comic, the young Andersen seemed set for the stage after playing Annie in a school production, and making the teacher (who hated her) cry. ‘Not A Toy’ is a first indicator of Fanny’s ruthless honesty and solid notion to female comradery, layered over complex pop production, with collaborations to come from the likes of Danny L Harle. Norway has produced another pop force in waiting.