NPR Debuts Siv Jakobsen Album Cut "Shallow Digger," Announces Debut LP ‘The Nordic Mellow’ Out 8/25

NPR Debuts Siv Jakobsen Album Cut "Shallow Digger," Announces Debut LP ‘The Nordic Mellow’ Out 8/25

Norwegian Indie-Folk Act Siv Jakobsen

Announces Debut Album The Nordic Mellow, Out 8/25

photo credit: Jørgen Nordby

NPR Premieres “Shallow Digger” Today

“…ruthlessly emotive to the point it should come with a warning label” – The Line of Best Fit

“The songwriter strips down barriers… a rare sense of intimacy” – CLASH

“The high-powered arrangements [of “Shallow Digger”] remind me of Led Zeppelin’s thunderous “Immigrant Song.” NPR, Bob Boilen

“Hypnotizing” – Earmilk 


Norwegian indie-folk artist Siv Jakobsen shared “Like I Used To”, featuring Andrew Davie of Bear’s Den, earlier this year. The striking single was an early offering from the new full-length debut LP, The Nordic Mellow, announced today and slated for release on August 25. The Nordic Mellow is an intense work, loaded with the intimacy of her delicate voice, acoustic guitar, strings and unfiltered lyrics. New album track “Shallow Digger” ratchets up from brooding to full-strength over the course of three minutes. Shallow Diggerdebuted with NPR today.


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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The Nordic Mellow tracklist

1. To Leave You

2. Change

3. Shallow Digger

4. Crazy

5. Blanket

6. Like I Used To

7. Not Alone

8. Berry And Whythe

9. We Are Not In Love

10. Space


International Tour Dates

7/7: Montreal, QC @ Métropolis, Montreal Jazz Festival

7/8: Montreal, QC @ Métropolis, Montreal Jazz Festival

7/12: Norway @ Slottsfjell Festival

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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NPR Debuts Siv Jakobsen Album Cut "Shallow Digger," Announces Debut LP ‘The Nordic Mellow’ Out 8/25