Soul man Thomas Dybdahl teams up with fellow Norwegian artist Beharie for their new release River, and the result is a majestic soul single.
It’s unusual for two male soul vocalists, in particular within the soul from Scandinavia circles, to combine and the surprise collaboration weaves seamlessly together like Sam and Dave. Famously, Sam and Dave never got on with each other. However, I’m assured this is not the case here!
Everything works on River.
The production – mellow chords, delicate strings and tight bass lines are impeccable and released with an instrumental version so you can enjoy the exquisitely detailed musicality alone. However, the melody of both Thomas and Beharie voices are equally divine.
The infectious chorus, uplifting in gospel harmonics is a class above.
/ Your love was like a river, rushing over me /
Released just before Valentine’s day it’s the perfect gift for soul lovers.