Norway’s Siv Jakobsen Pays Homage To Brooklyn On “Berry and Whythe,” Debut LP Out 8/25

Norway’s Siv Jakobsen Pays Homage To Brooklyn On “Berry and Whythe,” Debut LP Out 8/25

Norway’s Siv Jakobsen Shares Homage To Brooklyn

In New Album Track “Berry and Whythe” Out Today

Debut Album The Nordic Mellow, Out 8/25

photo credit: Carl Osbourn

“The high-powered arrangements [of “Shallow Digger”] remind me of Led Zeppelin’s thunderous “Immigrant Song.” NPR, Bob Boilen
“This brooding track … is just like the ocean—constantly rising, swelling, and falling.” NYLON
“Soothing sound and unique style” Paste Magazine
“Hypnotizing” – Earmilk 

Earlier this year, Norwegian indie-folk artist Siv Jakobsen announced her highly anticipated full-length debut LP, The Nordic Mellow. Today, Jakobsen shares album cut “Berry and Whythe,” premiering via Earbuddy. An up-tempo number, of the track Jakobsen explains: “This is written as a retrospective look on my time living in Brooklyn, New York. I lived on Metropolitan Avenue, between Berry Street and Whythe Street – and this song sort of transports me back to my months living there, in my tiny room in a shared apartment. Lyrically it speaks of leaving my time there behind, sort of burying it between Berry & Whythe, where I used to live, and wanting to leave it all there.”

Stream “Berry and Whythe”

Siv Jakobsen previously shared new album track Shallow Diggervia NPR , following the release of album cut “Like I Used To”, featuring Andrew Davie of Bear’s Den, earlier this year. The Nordic Mellow is an intense work, loaded with the intimacy of her delicate voice, acoustic guitar, strings and unfiltered lyrics.

Jakobsen’ 2015 The Lingering EP, streamed over eight million times, is a potent seven-track introduction which wastes no time in transporting the listener, with a rare openness, into her world. Her debut touches on similar themes, but viewed from another place. The Nordic Mellow was recorded at London’s Urchin Studios, under the masterful hand of producer Matt Ingram (Laura Marling, The Staves) and engineer Dan Cox (Thurston Moore, Lianne La Havas). With a warmth disparate to the sub-zero climate from which she hails, the 10-song collection is a testament to Siv’s bold lyricism and stunning vocal ability, transporting the listener into her world from the very first note.

Jakobsen was raised in Asker, just outside of Oslo and went on to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. An international commodity, Siv has performed at prestigious festivals such as The Great Escape (UK) & Eurosonic (NL), and will tour internationally throughout the summer. Stay tuned for opportunities to experience Siv Jakobsen live in the US.

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International Tour Dates
9/19: Dublin, Ireland @ The Ruby Sessions
9/20: Galway, Ireland @ Roisin Dubh
9/21: Dublin, Ireland @ Upstairs at Whelan’s
9/22: Limerick, Ireland @ Kasbah Social Club
9/26: Brussels, Belgium @ Molenpark de Ster
9/28: Utrecht, Netherlands @ Molenpark de Ster
9/29: Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Stevenskerk
9/30: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ 7 Layers Festival
10/4: Shrewsbury, UK @ Henry Tudor House
10/5: Bristol, UK @ The Lantern
10/6: Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall
10/7: Liverpool, UK @ The Buyers Club
10/8: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Games Room @ Brudenell Social Club
10/10: Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
10/11: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ Cluny 2
10/12: London, UK @ Cecil Sharp House
10/19: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Studie 3
11/23: Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller

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