Another playful release from the Norwegian nineteen year-old talent who’s not afraid to put some quirkiness into indie. Debut EP, ‘Tech’, comes out on April 21st.
A punchy release from one of Norway’s finest pop solosists.
Admittedly this isn’t something I usually feature on the site but it’s such a pop banger that I had to share it with you. Specially in these grim times, a bop like this could lift the spirits a little.
The song features KEiiNO – who placed first with the public vote at Eurovision 2019 with ‘Spirit In The Sky’ while Electric Fields are an ARIA-nominated outfit who merge Aboriginal culture with electro sounds.
They say Norway is one of the happiest places on earth, and this sound sums up that sensibility quite nicely. Playful and easy to enjoy, all the while maintaining a minimal indie feel.
“This song, like the whole EP, is very introspective. it revolves around the feeling of not being in a healthy state. it switches back and forth between singing to myself in third person, and from myself in first person – which symbolises a certain duality and disorientation. self love and self criticism.”
The debut EP ‘Echo Emotions’ is set to drop on May 8th.
Refreshingly quirky indie pop with a playful twist from Magnus Bechmann.
“Situations in everyday life that are usually not a big deal can grow totally out of proportion whilst laying awake in bed at night, unable to sleep. ‘What Do You Know’ is about just one of these situations, where you find yourself in a relationship that is better to get out of than to stay in.’’
Dark, atmospheric and somehow still understated Norwegian pop.
“In a way this song is about the process of confessing to oneself that you’re a bit of coward in some situations, and maybe specifically when it comes to relationships. It’s not exactly a happy song. But not that sad either really. I guess it’s also about realising that you have some unrealistic expectations when it comes to relationships, and the frustration that comes with it.”
Norway has yet again produced a new electro-pop talent that is well worth taking note of.
Norway’s Siv Jakobsen releases new single ‘Island” ahead of the upcoming album ‘A Temporary Soothing’ which is out on April 24th.
“The song is inspired by Nordic elements and reflects on a relationship where you feel like you need to be cold to towards someone to get the attention you deserve.”
This track balances between sounding cute and sassy at the same time, and I am here for it all!
A Norwegian sound that is reminiscent of 90’s trip hop, only this has been injected with a dose of modern RnB and soulful vocal tones.