Release day. Relief day. «Like in 1968» is out.

I should be getting used to this. It is after all my fifth studio album. But I don’t. Every time when the day grows closer, I start feeling tense again. Nervous, maybe. Therefore, instead of a release day, I’m celebrating …

«New Dawn» out today

If wars were as beautiful as the words we use to describe them, this is how I imagine gunfire would sound like. «New Dawn» is out today, and you can listen to it here. Have you ever found yourself completely speechless, out …

Newsletter: Getting better

It has been a strange few months. Earlier this winter, I released Little by Little and Kriegspiel, my first two singles in many years. It felt good to let loose two songs entirely from my own pen, after years of …

Northern Soul at Varangerfestivalen

7th of August will be a night to remember: I have the huge honour of putting together this year’s opening concert – titled «Northern Soul» – at the Varanger Festival in Vadsø, a magical town in the very North-East corner …

«Kriegspiel» is out today!

KRIEGSPIEL is the second song to be revealed from my new album. My cheeriest tune to date also has one of the darkest backdrops. MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The former Norwegian border inspector Frode Berg will be facing a Russian court next week, charged with attempting espionage against the …

Norgesturné 2019

I fem år har jeg sunget andres sanger. Nå er det endelig min egen tur igjen. I høst slippes albumet Like in 1968, en feiring av håpet i det som for mange oppleves som en håpløs tid. For å feire det …

New album out 13 September

Finally the cat’s out of the bag! I’ll be releasing my new album «Like in 1968» on September 13 this autumn. It has been a long time coming, but I believe that I have learned a little from singing the …

Readings in Germany

My book «Forbidden songs» is being released in Germany on Monday 4 March, accompanied by a short German tour with readings and mini concerts in Leipzig, Hamburg and Berlin. Bis bald, Deutschland! Lesungen:21.03 – Ut Connewitz, Leipzig (Leipzig Book Fair)22.03 …

«Little by Little» out today!

Around this time one year ago I went skiing outside Oslo and stumbled across a large logging area, where machines were tearing down and shredding to pieces some of my favourite trees in the whole forest. «Little by little, we are tearing this …

Unsongs documentary on NRK

It has taken four years and countless hours to complete, and finally the TV documentary about Unsongs will be screened on the Norwegian national broadcaster NRK. The documentary features music from my concert with Trondheimsolistene at the Norwegian Opera in …