Synne Sanden. Photo by Linnea Syversen
Three Norwegian artists to watch this fall
Fall is here, and it's time to update your playlists with some new, fresh artists to keep you company through rainy days and dark evenings! Here are three faves - all working in different genres - we recommend that you check out!
Synne's new album drops on Friday 13th September, and she describes it as "an honest and personal description of envy, of self-loathing and of wanting to grow. The album is about losing yourself and finding yourself in a new version, and about travelling through a destructive mind and beyond". Produced by Bugge Wesseltoft, Thomas Dybdahl, Lars Fremmerlid and the artist herself, this is something we're looking forward to hear! Listen to the latest single from the new album, FLOWER, here:
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Ellen Sunde, aka Sea Change, is a song-writer and producer who debuted with the album Breakage in 2015, and she's now releasing her second album INSIDE. With her introvert synth pop, electronic beats and intimate vocals, NME has said her music "oozes ambient cool," The Guardian has described it as "a deathly kind of disco," and Pigeons & Planes has called it "core haunting, but also so beautiful that I want to listen to it all the time"! We don't really have to say much more, do we? Listen to the first single from the album, STEPPING OUT, here:
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Fato Kamara is only 21 years old, but has already made her mark on the Norwegian music scene with her single Don't Call My Name, and as a powerful voice performing with rapper Myra. In an interview with radio station P3, Kamara refers to herself as a "popwhore" - someone who's not afraid to say that they love pop music 100%. With such a fierce attitude as a starting point for making catchy tunes, and a stage presence that captures the audience from the first second of, there's no wonder Kamara already has had a packed festival summer: from Camp Øya (a part of Norway's biggest festival Øyafestivalen) in May to Vill Vill Vest in her hometown Bergen late this September. We love Kamara and can't wait to hear more from this future star! Listen to her first single Don't Call My Name here: