The Norwegian rock star Ida Maria has just released her debut album in the United States. The album “Fortress Around my Heart” was recorded between dates on a European tour. Ida Maria says that the simplicity of her music, especially her lyrics, is a result of a happy childhood in the countryside and is aimed at girls. Coming from a musical family, Ida Maria has been performing since she was 14 and says she sees colours when she hears music. Her single “I Like You so much Better when You’re Naked” reached the top 20 in the UK charts.