A covidiot on tour

«WIRD STATTFINDEN». My absolute favourite words these days. The last months have been full of postponements, cancellations and suffocating restrictions. More than half of the concerts I was supposed to play this year, have either been moved or called off. The …

Back on tracks

I just woke up and realised that I have a whole lot of good days to look forward to. When the corona pandemic hit Europe in March, we had just begun recording what was supposed to be my new album …

Not a song

«Ikkje en sang» [Not a song] is a musician’s confession that sometimes music is not enough. Today I’m releasing it in support of the refugees in Moria. We were supposed to record my next album last month. Then the coronavirus …

Heading home

8606 kilometres. 42 trains. 15 concerts. The last two weeks on tracks through Europe have been an awakening. Dear everyone who has made this tour happen: Thank you for a fantastic few weeks throughout the continent! Yesterday’s concert in Vienna …

Haus am Meer

In an attempt to get more environmentally-friendly, I have started recycling songs. LÜBECK: Half a year ago, I was travelling through Northern Germany. In the city of Lübeck, the organisers had prepared a surprise for me: A duo performing my …

Newsletter: Everything at once

I released a single without knowing it. And then a book. I think that sums up life lately. My new album, «Like in 1968«, was released on 13 September. To celebrate, I brought my band along for a handful of …

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 …