Music Programme 2018
Danish Annika Aakjær has many talents, but it is as a musician and actress she has made her name. Her latest – third – album, Lykkens Gang (Third Time Lucky) from 2016, had the critics reaching for superlatives. Copenhagen daily Berlingske gave it five stars, noting that with this record, Annika Aakjær has moved from singer-songwriter with a folk and rock backing to more electronic synth-pop. Annika Aakjær, who dates from1982, studied at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. Her first album, Lille Filantrop, in 2008, was well reviewed and won both nominations and an award.
In the years that followed, Annika Aakjær was kept busy with her second album Missionær (2010) and several acting roles, among them the part of Danish singer and comedienne Daimi in the film Dirch (2011) about Danish comic Dirch Passer, and parts in musicals and theatre dramas. Lykkens Gang marks a change of direction for Annika Aakjær, and the critics have remarked that the standard of her lyrics in particular is consistently high.