I always say this, but I will say it again, I owe my friend Nick Olanka for introducing me to Maria Mena. I have fond memories of hanging out in their living room, with a cup of coffee, having just gotten out of bed, and listening to Maria Mena. I have since collected her albums.

This morning, as I was getting myself re-acquainted with old stuff I need for web development work, I found myself listening to my phone’s playlist instead of my laptop’s. I had the music on shuffle because I like being pleasantly surprised, and then one of Maria Mena’s songs came up. That brought a smile to my face.

I looked her up to see what’s going on with her and found out she released a new album last year – Viktoria.

She also has videos out now.

The first to be released by Sony Music Norway was Homeless, released Oct 6, 2011.