I've been finishing up a new children's album this fall and now that's it's going into production next week I can look forward to a month of touring, first in Norway, both solo, and with my excellent band, then down to Italy to do a few shows with my friends in C+C Maxigross and promote our collaboration EP.
I debuted Kinky Lovers with my producer Anne Lise Frøkedal on NRK P3 radio. The song starts 1:20:53 into the program that otherwise played a whole bunch of songs I've written or co-written such as, Home Groan - Hope, HGH - Dirt Poor, Hagfors - Not Now, Hagfors - Easy Come & Easy Go, The National Bank - Tolerate, Meg og kammeraten min - Sokken min er våt and Hagfors Kinky Lovers! The program also included a long interview with both me and Anne Lise, Norwegian only...
I just spent a week recording some of my songs with a great Italian band called C+C Maxigross. The recording took place in Vaggimal Italia in the hills above Verona and the album will be released in Italy on April 20th.
The recording is to be followed by a tour from Milan in the north to Sicily in the south. We are all looking forward to seeing where the music and our instantaneous journey will take us, stay tuned!!
This album had been a real blast to make. The weird thing is how well it translates as an album. 10 producers each got their own song to work with, songs I've written but let them decide where to take them, it's been a really quick album to record as well, everyone got on the ball and now all pieces to the puzzle are ready. The album will be released on June 6th. Vinyl takes a long time to manufacture these days due it's resurgence so I have to wait my turn at my manufacturer, but one song is already available , a song I did with Jenny Hval called Looking For An Island check it here. stay tuned.
I have finally decided what to do with my new solo album and I have decided to try something new. I'm letting 10 different producers/artists produce one song each. They are all artists in their own right that I really respect and they will be able to choose the arrangements , the musicians, etc. etc. The songs are all written by me And I'll do lead vocals. Besides that I really want this album to twist and turn through a whole bunch of musical landscapes.
The producers have all been asigned a song and recording will start at the end of the year and continue thoughout the winter. We have gotten together and ideas are being thrown back and forth.