A quintessentially Scandinavian pop sound; one that carries a fine balance between melancholy and light-hearted introspection. A very promising release from Norwegian talent Andrea, who is still only 21-years old.
“I wrote this song in early 2020, while living in London. A song about not quite knowing where and how to move forward in life. Mentioning a failed relationship as well as the struggles with making and seeing through plans, ‘Fighting For’ addresses the pressures in the life of a young adult.”
Norwegian artist Paria has managed to create one of the catchiest slices of pop this year! A hypnotic, charming and beautifully simple track that will stay with you all weekend.
“‘C ́mon’ is really the most spontaneous song I have ever made. I wrote it while I stayed in a farm in Norway last summer, I remember walking around humming the melody that now has become the hook for this song ‘c’mon, c’mon, c’mon’ for some reason. ‘C’mon’ puts you in the situation of someone who tries to convey their basic needs to another person, but they’re too scared to say the words out loud.”
A Norwegian talent who is already on an ascent; having been featured as singer and co-writer of Coucheron’s wildly popular single ‘LOUD‘, and more recently with the release of ‘I Don’t Want to Lose a Friend‘ garnering almost half a million streams and being the most played single on Norwegian radio NRK P3 this spring.
The sound itself feels organic, mellow and soulful. There’s a unique charm to the music that makes it relatable, warm and full of emotion.
Following on from a break in music, Laurent has recently signed with hugely successful Made Management (one of Norway’s premier agencies and home to Aurora, Sigrid, dePresno and a ton of other talents), so you can expect to see and hear a lot more of this kid in the coming future.
Laurent’s blend of glitchy pop and RnB is a unique and entertaining experience, and this song in particular carries a storyline that many fellow artists can associate with.
“Before ‘I’m Done’ I had long tried to force myself to go back to a ‘normal’ job, but at that time struggled with it because I was too hung up on everyone else’s opinions. I was simply too proud and terrified to lose my ‘place’ and afraid that people would have a different impression of me than ‘artist’. It all started with my first day at work as a bartender in Bergen. The nightclub was in full swing and I was thrown into the bar. The first guest I was to serve was someone who recognised me from my previous music career. His first comment was ‘It went damn fast from a stage to a bar!’ This was what inspired me to write ‘I’m Done’. It feels very wrong to stand in a bar or sit in an office and promote other artists for a nightclub when you yourself are an artist, rather than working on your own artist career. I have an extremely bad conscience and I immediately feel a nasty kind of fomo (fear of missing out) feeling.”
SKAAR has well and truly become an established pop newcomer in her native Norway, having had her first five singles all be A-listed on national radio.
Add to that the international buzz that this 22-year old talent has been getting from her debut track ‘Higher Ground’ which has now exceeded 11 million streams at Spotify.
This new release was written as a song for hope and looking forward when times are hard.
“We needed to let go of things that hadn’t been working for us and people that had been a bad influence. This year has been a turning point for us all. It’s important to have a song that looks towards a brighter future.”
Check out the debut EP ‘The Other Side Of Waiting’ here.
This is one of those songs that is so unashamedly pop that it’s impossible not to feel good once you press play. Disco seems to be making a resurgence in Norway and I am here for it!
“‘Madness’ was written during the first session we had had in a while, because I live in Bergen and my producer Benjamin Giørtz (Tiësto, Betty Who), lives in Oslo, and the country had just started allowing people to travel again within Norway. It’s a buzz to be finally able to do the thing you love again, and that was probably where the bubbly, playful vibe in this song came from. The lyrics are about when someone suddenly becomes interested in you and gets really friendly, and you question yourself about where they’re really coming from. Because other people’s intentions often aren’t good, and you know you shouldn’t get involved really, but it can be difficult to keep yourself away.”
When Norwegian multiplatinum producer Philly Billy (Berent Philip Moe) isn’t busy crafting hits for the likes of Fetty Wap, KDL, IV Jay and Madcon, he works on his own unique pieces of dark pop, just like this stunning cut featuring Queen Sessi.
“The song is about a relationship being over and not wanting to pick up the phone from your ex, however some parts of the relationship was really good and you just keep falling back.”
Norwegian pop starlet Fanny Anderson returns today with a song that is exactly as you would hope for and expect; a total banger, complete with pulsating beats, punchy lyrics and an infectious melody.
“I was inspired to write about the complexities of love and life. This song is about falling for someone who’s really not right for you, and how this can make life feel very complex along with everything else that life throws your way”.
“A lot of people don’t know about mental health. People lack knowledge and don’t understand that your mental health isn’t necessarily who you are. You can be depressed but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to go outside or you don’t have feelings. To me it’s not taboo at all to talk about mental health. Everyone has a mental health. I don’t see talking about sex as a taboo thing either.”
A self empowering power-pop track with strong influences of 90’s RnB from a Norwegian talent who is already working on her rise to to the top, having already played the huge Oslo Spectrum, and performed on TV’s Beat for Beat.