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The heart of a melancholy optimist |On the wing

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Hamburg's Anna Depenbusch is one of today's most inventive songwriters.

Why listen to a pop song in a language you don't know? For the same reasons you might listen to a French or Italian opera: to hear memorable melodies and savor the lyrics - with the help of a translation, of course. Besides, foreign songwriters sometimes have a point-of-view you won't find at home, and Hamburg's Anna Depenbusch is a case in point.


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