Musically, Susanne Folk moves on the terrain of advanced pop, with selective references to sources of inspiration such as Amy Lee (Evanescence), Tori Amos and Rufus Wainwright. In some facets, Folk reveals a penchant for gothic aesthetics, and quite a few chords refer to her jazz experiences. A certain melancholy pervades many of the tracks, promoted by the singer's rather darkly coloured vocal lines and expressive phrasing.
At times she soars to the heights with some drama, yet she knows how to dose the amount of pathos so precisely that it has a haunting effect. "Probably some pieces convey a somewhat sad mood, but they are not gloomy, because there is usually hope in them," Folk finds. Among the ballads and pieces in medium tempos, there are also a few faster songs. For example, "In Your Next Life" and "Pain", with rhythmic piano figures and partly accentuated spoken vocal phrasing as well as a rock-soul gesture.
With her first solo album, Susanne Folk sets a striking example. Love Is Not A Weakness builds on the power of a charismatic voice, accompanied by the natural sounds of the grand piano. This concentration, which goes hand in hand with a determined renunciation of electronic sounds, creates a special intimacy, fitting Folk's thoughtful lyrics. The result is a collection of timeless songs of great intensity.