Mention Lene Marlin in the UK and the reply will almost certainly be "Who?" But in her native Norway, the petit singer-songwriter is King Kong colossal.
In 1999 Marlin's debut album Playing My Game sold 50,000 Nordic big ones in three days. Impressive, considering Norway's population is less than 5 million (comparatively speaking, that makes Britney Spears look as popular as the Cheeky Girls).
How Would It Be, the first single off Lene's third and yet-to-be-released-in-the-UK album Lost In A Moment, is a good, up-beat catchy pop / soft-as-ice-cream rock song. It sounds like The Corrs (indeed, Marlin's doubled-up, harmonious vocals are as soft and silky as those of Andrea). Unfortunately it's nothing new, and will probably do very little to alleviate her British anonymity.