Ina Forsman Can Find 'No Room For Love'
From the Idol stage in her native country to finding herself recording a debut album in Austin, Texas, the last few years must seem like a fairy-tale for Finnish singer Ina Forsman. The evolution from a cover-singing musical neophyte to signed, touring artist may seem like a dream, but Forsman has willingly put in the hard-yards in pursuit of her musical dream. Gigging from the age of seventeen and receiving an education in the blues from Finnish harmonica icon Hellge Tallqvist, Forsman progressed from the platform of her country's Idol finals to touring across Europe on the blues festival and show circuit, all the while honing the tone and texture of her warmly honeyed vocal.
Winning 'Newcomer Of The Year' in the first annual Finnish Blues Awards in 2015, Forsman went on to sign with Ruf Records and then headed into the studio in Austin, Texas to record her self-titled debut album. Drawing inspiration from old blues and soul records - and influenced by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway and Sam Cooke - the album saw her make a foray into songwriting that resulted in tracks that she 'wrote about my life. Every single frame on the album is true and honest, I guarantee it'. Here showcasing the catchy draw of her classic retro-soul sound over the humorously complementary battle-of-the-sexes visual for 'No Room For Love', Forsman displays the instant appeal of her confidently soulful delivery as horns, saxophone, organ and guitar conjure up the brassy effervescence and feel-good vibe of her joyfully embraced creative vision.