Norwegian pop with an underlying, subtle afro-beat vibe.
Although sung in its native Norwegian, here’s a talent which is really worth sharing.
“Could You Be Good To Me is about trying to find your place in the world. Its about being drawn to people who are similar but different than you at the same time and then trying to figure out if you could meet on common ground. The book ‘Quiet’ by Susan Cain was quite inspirational because she writes about the world of introverts and how her extroverted friends make her come out of her shell more and in return how she calms them down. Its an ode to relationships of any kind that make you feel balanced and complete.
Cosmic Norwegian rap. I know it’s sounds odd, but if there’s one thing Norway’s music scene excels in is finessing the random into charming.
The sexiest piece of disco you’ll have the pleasure of listening to today.
A beautiful fusion of sad pop and soft dance beats.
It’s been a minute since we’ve experienced Norwegian pop as promising and flawless as this…
Norwegian power pop served with flawless execution.
Denmark is rapidly becoming a hotbed for pop right now, rivalling Sweden in a big way. Ea Kaya, one of the country’s brightest emerging talents gets the Quickfire treatment from Alfitude… Enjoy!
Tell us a little more about you
I’m a pop fan who found out I could create pop songs myself. That’s what I’ve been doing ever since I was a teen. Now I’m in my twenties, living in Copenhagen where the music scene is absolutely blooming. I’m an artist because I write honest and very personal songs, and I’d find it weird to let someone else sing my songs.
Why do you think so much great music comes from Scandinavia?
Sweden’s been the front runner on the music scene for a while, but Denmark and Norway have definitely caught up with the Swedes the past few years. Why do Scandies create such good music? Personally, I think it’s a mixture between two things. 1) Our attitude. I’ve had a lot of sessions, and whenever writing abroad, I miss the Scandinavian professionalism. We come on time, we deliver what we’re supposed to and we’re focused. 2) Our curiosity. Looking at Scandinavian music history, people aren’t afraid to take chances. We explore, wonder and don’t have an issue with being different.
Who is currently your favourite new artist?
I’m very into Lennon Stella at the moment! She has the softest voice and I love her melodies.
If you could collaborate with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
To be honest, I think Troye Sivan and I would be a perfect match for a duet. He agrees – he just doesn’t know it yet!
Who has inspired you to become a musician?
My biggest inspiration as a teen was Taylor Swift, no discussion. T-Swizzle definitely one of my songwriting masters.
What do you have planned for the rest of the year?
I’m heading out to play my first festival season this summer! Then I’ll be hiding in the studio for a good while, teaming up with new producers to play around with my sound and get out of my comfort zone for a little. I’ll be releasing music in the meantime, of course!
Be sure to follow Ea Kaya here – one to watch for sure!
Every so often a Norwegian talent comes by that delivers a sound which hasn’t been played with before. This is a trippy blend of trip-hop and deep RnB bass.
“We felt like sharing some new music, and TV seemed like the perfect song to release. We’ve been thinking about how television has had such an enormous impact on our lives. We find ourselves walking down the street and seeing all the TV screens lighting up people’s apartments, creating common memories for different generations. Who really decides what to watch or what to listen to now? The age of conventional TV is definitely over, but these new platforms are also heavily influencing our choices and how we make them.”
Norwegian pop with a summery twist.