Our love for Norway never ceases to grow, and Siv Jakobsen newest single Like I Used To, adds several pluses to the list.
One of the pluses is of course the beautiful videoclip that serves as the perfect scenery for the song’ lyrics and ambiance: “We wanted to take it to the next level with this one, and go on a road trip to the Rondane mountains, to capture their intensity and beauty. I feel strongly connected to Norwegian nature, and it definitely has an impact on my songwriting. Norway’s scenery is intense and vast and stunning, and it felt like a very natural choice to use it as a backdrop for Like I Used To“.
But the main favourable argument is of course the song in itself. Featuring vocals from Bear’s Den own Andrew Davie, Like I Used To is a sad song with the rare quality of being calming. Almost like a beautiful cold winter day in Norway, it is full of beautiful things for a well wrapped up soul. Starting from the very beginning a capela part, the power in her voice is too easy to recognise. And step by step this completely takes us to another place. A raw, honest and beautiful place.
This is the first advance of Siv’s debut album slated for release later this year and recorded during the summer of 2016 in London. The fact that the production on this is credited to Matt Ingram (Laura Marling, The Staves) and engineer Dan Cox (Thurston Moore, Lianne La Havas), is just the cherry on top.
Oh, and she is also opening the renowned St. Pancras Old Church next week (3rd of May). Something all you Londoners should not think twice.
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