Produced by fellow Norwegian Undr, from the outset the track hits and caresses as dramatic as the namesake's city skyline. Farida sings in a soft, sensual R&B tone edged with a steeliness that cuts with 'fuck what you say' lyrics.
Following their immersive single - Tree Hugger, NAKED, is the second chapter from their forthcoming album - Guerrilla Gardening.
Norwegian based record label, So Real International, have dropped their second instalment of global street sounds.
Released today, the new compilation album “Vol. 2: The Reintroduction" features a tracklist of hip-hop and soul artists from all over the world.
With that in mind, Norway’s Chris Holm and Eirik Blåsternes, return with vocalist Sisi, under their Peanut Holmes guise, with the stripped back, almost Balearic, ethereal and sensual - Ting Som Vi Gjør.
2016 was quite a year for Norwegian band Rohey.
The jazzy soul quartet immediately created a stir after appearing at last years Scandinavian Soul Music Awards in Sweden, and soon found themselves supporting Bernhoft on tour and performing for thousands.
The bands lead singer, Rohey Taalah, also recently won a talent award from Jazzfest - unquestionably a correct decision.
If you research the artist Farida, you’d be surprised to come across an article whose author opens by expressing shock at hearing R&B from Norway. A little more research would reveal that Norwegian Soul & B&B has been on the rise for a while, thanks to artists such as Rebekka B, Bernhoft, Beady Belle, Monica Ifejilika, Nosizwe, Baba Soul, Miss Tati and many others.
For newcomers to Norwegian soul though, there’s still a mountain of joy to be found in the discovery of these artists.
A new discovery for us is the Norwegian singer Farida, who blends the melancholy of Scandinavian life with R&B and experimental beats on her debut EP, ‘The 25th Hour’ Mixtape.