Releases Deluxe Edition of We Become Ourselves + Premieres Video “You Make Me Real” on Entertainment Weekly
“…she releases an expanded deluxe version of her latest album We Become Ourselves, which intertwines the aching melodic qualities of Cat Power’s best work and Björk’s cosmic faerie energy.” – Entertainment Weekly
“…We Become Ourselves, a stunning work that explores Karijord’s relationships with men with equal parts power and vulnerability through dramatic orchestral parts, tribal drums, sparse piano, and an overall vocal-driven style comparable to Lykke Li and Zola Jesus.” –Flavorwire
“…a gorgeous album of harmonies, piano, and paeans to, I think, womanly strength.” –Jezebel
“Heady and deep without being inaccessible, it is a set of songs which reward repeated listening and one which younger challengers would be right to envy.” – Line of Best Fit
“…thanks to the strength of her vocals, and the frequent charm of the
songwriting – she joins the small clutch of artists who manage to sound like a pioneer, not a follower.” – Drowned in Sound
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Norwegian born Rebekka Karjord released her highly anticipated deluxe edition of We Become Ourselves on February 5th via Control Freak Records. The album is arguably one of her finest works to date—it hints at a wide range of influences that include the likes of Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Moondog, and Robert Wyatt. In celebration of the U.S. debut, Karijord’s video “You Make Me Real” premiered on Entertainment Weekly.
The record starts on an extremely strong suit with the one-two punch “Prayer” and “Use My Body While It’s Still Young” – two songs based on complex, syncopated rhythms of hand claps and stomps. The music makes for a brilliantly uplifting and spunky canvas upon which Karijord dazzles with a gorgeous vocal performance of real poise and control. The tracks in the same vein are the subsequent highlights: the carefree, whimsical abandon of“Multicoloured Hummingbird”, or the addictive and sultry “Your Love”.
Originally from Northern Norway, Karijord moved to Sweden a decade ago, where she has composed and produced music for over 30 films, modern dance, and theatre pieces. Her extensive experience as an artist has allowed her to culminate a range of diverse talent that truly shines through on her second international release We Become Ourselves.