Emilie Adams – Play God

Track of the week. A stunning fusion of cinematic dark pop and electronica that grows in intensity the longer you listen.

A truly sensational piece of music from British-Norwegian talent Emilie Adams, ‘Play God’ could well be one of the finest songs you’ll experience all week.

“My music comes from a dark place, but the creative process is a positive one.”

Emilie Adams

Ruben Dawnson – Sunshower

Norwegian indie kid Ruben Dawnson returns with a song that will stay in your head all week. This is an infectiously feel-good track that seems perfect for the weeks and months that lie ahead of us.

Ruben Dawnson

Aleks Grey – I Can’t Make It Better (Acoustic)

I ever so rarely feature acoustic songs on the site, but I was so moved by this one from Norwegian talent Aleks Grey that it just has to be shared with the rest of you.

It’s a beautifully sweet little number about a relationship where nothing works anymore, and no matter what you say or do, you just can’t make it better.

Aleks Grey

New Music: Turtlneck

A new Norwegian talent who seemingly has a gift for crafting some bass-heavy bangers, perfect for the weekend.

Dark and ambiguous vocals contrast against euphoric bouncy beats, reminding you that soon we’ll all get back in to clubs again and go bonkers!

Turtlneck

VILDE – Motions

Now on her sixth single release, Norwegian talent VILDE is back a stunningly sensual slice of Scandinavian RnB-pop in the form of ‘Motions’.

VILDE

Delara – Swole

Norwegian talent Delara has become a musical institution in her native homeland. The singer, songwriter and record producer now commands well over 600,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and with the release of the sensational ‘Swole’ it seems like the rest of the world is finally waking up to this tremendous artist.

Delara

iris – lovemark / crawl for me

One of Norway’s most exciting pop prospects (and hugely popular – with almost 250,000 monthly listeners on Spotify), iris returns with a double release entitled ‘lovemark / crawl for me’. It’s a luxurious mix of dark indie-pop and RnB tones that is eccentric and mesmerising in equal measures.

iris

New Music: SIGNE DØ

Hugely promising new Nordic electro-pop artist SIGNE DØ crafts a sound so richly intricate and dark that you are prone to falling for it’s charm within seconds of pressing play.

Her new single ‘Frail’ focuses on the attraction for the unknown, and portrays the frailty and chaos connected to stepping out of the comfortable and familiar.

“The song was written at a time when I forgot what I had. It does not conclude, but reminds you that when leaving what you love, you also leave a part of yourself behind.”

Taken from the upcoming EP ‘Ways of Escaping’ which is out in May 2021.

SIGNE DØ

Remington super 60 – Talk with You

Formed back in 1998, Norwegian indie-pop group Remington super 60 have released several albums and EP’s on various indie labels around the world through the years.

Their latest EP ‘Nouvelle Noveau’ consists of six new songs and one forgotten song from 2002. Some of those tracks were inspired by the breakup of band members Christoffer and Elisabeth, who were a couple for almost 16-years before deciding to end their relationship last year.

As good friends they continued to work together, and thanks to this new dynamic we now have a fantastic set of songs that showcase some of Norway’s finest fusions of dream pop and indie.

Remington super 60

New Music: Jørgen Engebret

Hailing from the Norwegian city of Bergen, newcomer Jørgen Engebret’s style of minimal RnB and hip hop makes it easy to enjoy (and fall in love with) – even when you’re not a native from the Nordic nation.

Translating as ‘Are You Awake?’, the song takes nuanced lyrics and lays them over a smooth melody to create a sound that is not only beautifully mellow and emotive, but also feels inviting and charming.

Jørgen Engebret

Ola Village – Love To Cry

Norwegian wonder kid Ola Village returns today with a song that’s mesmerisingly beautiful in it’s own uniquely charming way.

‘Love To Cry’ is a poignant and heartfelt study of emotions, sketched over a canvas of joyous indie-pop balladry.

It’s really no wonder that this talent has already garnered recognition from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, EARMILK and Clash Magazine since his debut last year.

“I generally don’t like sharing too much about my songs, which I think becomes obvious if you listen to the lyrics. So by saying that I guess you can imagine what this song is about. You might think: me, an emotional being with the lack of will to show those emotions to others, would be a bad fit. But I have to say that I like it that way. In a time where all of our lives are so public, it’s nice to have something that is just mine.”

A debut EP is due for release in Autumn 2021.

Ola Village

Torine – Bored

Norwegian talent Torine now commands almost 300k monthly listeners on Spotify, making this kid one of the most exciting artists to emerge from the Nordic nation in recent years.

Torine

New Music: Orions Belte

A refreshingly original sound from Norwegian 3-piece outfit Orions Belte. Their trademark style of blending underground pop, psych, rhythmic instrumentation and world music creates a mysterious yet infectious mix of sounds which are totally mesmerising to experience.

“We feel like we have a really strong connection between us. That’s why we can write stuff on the fly and record whole songs in one take and use all the parts from all three of us.” – Blomstrøm, Orions Belte

Orions Belte

New Music: Whammyboy

‘Rocking with You’ is without a doubt my favourite release from Norway this month. Self-described as ‘space pop’, Whammyboy brings a unique approach to music making that feels emotionally charged yet dreamy and psychedelic at the same time.

Whammyboy

New Music: Steffen Kvidahl

A sound that is so deeply atmospheric and emotive, this track blends Norwegian RnB and dark pop together to create something truly intense.

Steffen Kvidahl

KOPS – If Not You Then Who (with Emelie Hollow)

This gorgeous new collaboration from Danish talent KOPS and Norwegian songstress Emelie Hollow is a truly Scandinavian affair. It was written in Stockholm, taken to Oslo for Emelie’s contribution and finally finished in Copenhagen.

“This is a song about that one person in your life who can’t be replaced. Your mom or dad, an ex, a good old drinking buddy, your math teacher in high school or the guy at the grocery store – that special someone, who eventually came into your life and changed it. If this song was a movie, I guess it’d be a proper tear jerker! Well, at least, I got emotional writing it and having Emelie singing the words with me literally made it the emotional pop anthem, I think we both hoped it would be.” – KOPS

KOPS | Emelie Hollow

New Music: Theo Myling

An eclectic blend of lo-fi, bedroom & dream pop, mixed with elements of neo-soul; creating a sound that is refreshingly unique and totally charming.

“It’s made to portrait the simple state of a child, being friends with his own shadow.”

Theo Myling

Marie Noreger – Bullsh*t In Disguise

“The inspiration behind the track is more or less about a free-minded person living in a square narrow-minded society, having trouble facing false values and time, etc.”

Taken from the debut EP which is out on 26th March.

Marie Noreger

Ruben – Mama Don’t Know

With over 170 million streams, Ruben seems to be that one Norwegian artist that the rest of the world still has yet to catch up with.

Could this be the song to change things? I certainly hope so; every release from this talent has been pure Scandi-pop perfection.

Ruben

Rat City + Dagny – BAD

Norwegian pop powerhouse Dagny joins forces with super-producers Rat City to create an anthem for female empowerment that feels so mightily epic that it’s sure to be one of the biggest releases to come out of the Scandinavian country this month.

“I wrote “Bad” in Stockholm with Gustav Nyström and Hilda Stenmalm, before I went into the studio with Rat City who really helped bring the song to life. For me, the song is about finally standing up for yourself and being strong and bold in a challenging situation. It’s quite a dramatic song and lyric, which is quite the opposite of what I am, but sometimes it’s fun to be a more extreme version of yourself when you write.”

Rat City | Dagny