Siv Jakobsen

Siv Jakobsen

'A Temporary Soothing' was recorded with producer Chris Bond, whose credits notably include Ben Howard’s first two albums. Due to heavy work commitments, the pair met in intense one and two week periods over the course of almost an entire year. This space between recording stints allowed Siv time to progress the album and build herself up to try bolder things. There was no rush to complete anything and no need to settle in order to do so. The sense of freedom and safety collectively created what could be seen as Siv 2.0., her growth and development captured on record.

'A Temporary Soothing' was recorded with producer Chris Bond, whose credits notably include Ben Howard’s first two albums. Due to heavy work commitments, the pair met in intense one and two week periods over the course of almost an entire year. This space between recording stints allowed Siv time to progress the album and build herself up to try bolder things. There was no rush to complete anything and no need to settle in order to do so. The sense of freedom and safety collectively created what could be seen as Siv 2.0., her growth and development captured on record.

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Anywhere Else is out today. It's a song that I feel deeply connected to, and that I've felt very nervous about sharing. I wasn't really planning on sharing what the song is about, but with the current situation in the world I think so many of us are feeling extra anxious and afraid - and I hope this song can serve as a small comfort. Anywhere Else is a song about anxiety. Not the panicky, all-consuming kind that often results in a severe physical reaction, but a smouldering and quiet kind, a sort of uncomfortable, constant buzzing in the body. This has had me in a soft grip for a long while, and I wrote Anywhere Else before I understood what it really was that I was experiencing. I thought it was normal to feel a bubbling sense of fear almost all the time. It can make me have a hard time deciding seemingly small things like what I'm going to eat, where I'm going to go on a walk, what coffee shop I'm going to go to, what I should wear, what I should do with my day, etc. It's a constant that I've felt for most of my life, without really understanding it or believing it to be anything but ordinary. Writing Anywhere Else was a big part of the process of understanding this for me. ps - The video for Anywhere Else is premiering on youtube today at 2pm Norwegian time (1pm UK time, 8am EDT.) I'll be hanging out in the forum there watching it with you and answering your questions, so be sure to tune in. The link in my stories will take you there. xx Photo by @jorgenbare, of course. Produced by @chrisbondmusic, assisted by @bearvibes. Mixed by @hansonzj. Performed by Chris, Bear, @sofiolina_ and me. x
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02 Jun '20
Siv Jakobsen / Opens up about anxiety on new single 'Anywhere Else'

Siv Jakobsen / Opens up about anxiety on new single 'Anywhere Else'

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22 May '20
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I’ll be doing a live performance / q&a here on my insta this Tuesday at 8 pm CET / 2 pm EDT. I’ve been doing a lot of live-streams lately, but I wanted to do one here on Instagram that’s a bit more interactive. You can send me song-requests and questions in the polls on my story, and I’ll do my best to play as many songs as I can + answer as many questions as I can during the live-stream. x
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20 Apr '20
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The video for Fight or Flight is premiering now over at @atwoodmagazine - the link in my story will take you there. They’ve also written a beautiful piece about the song, which is worth a read I think. The video was shot and directed by @jorgenbare whilst we were on tour in Japan last year. We had such an incredible time there, and this video is a sort of snapshot of our travels, visiting both Tokyo and the beautiful mountain village Hijiori. I hope it brings you some good vibes today. x
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31 Mar '20
Siv Jakobsen / Releases new single 'Fight or Flight' + reschedules album release in wake of COVID19

Siv Jakobsen / Releases new single 'Fight or Flight' + reschedules album release in wake of COVID19

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25 Mar '20
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Island is out at midnight. Here’s a little behind the scenes video of @chrisbondmusic, @bearvibes and myself making the track. Apologies for the explicit language Video as always by @jorgenbare. Link in bio to pre-save x
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28 Feb '20
Siv Jakobsen / Shares New Single Island + Announces UK Tour Dates

Siv Jakobsen / Shares New Single Island + Announces UK Tour Dates

Norway’s Siv Jakobsen has released new single ‘Island’ taken from her forthcoming second album, ‘A Temporary Soothing’

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28 Feb '20
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Fear The Fear is out today. It was born from a spiraling worry that I wouldn’t be able to create well if I was well, happy, content with myself and my life. Once I’d had the thought that perhaps my good songs would be behind me if I was in a truly happy place I couldn’t get away from it for a long time. This song helped me get that spiraling fearfulness out of my system. You can listen now via the link in my bio and story. xx
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23 Jan '20
Siv Jakobsen / Returns With News of New Album & Video For First Single 'Fear The Fear'

Siv Jakobsen / Returns With News of New Album & Video For First Single 'Fear The Fear'

Released today, 'Fear the Fear’ is the first single to be taken from Siv Jakobsen's forthcoming second album, ‘A Temporary Soothing’.

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23 Jan '20
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So happy to be performing in Japan for the first time in February / March 2019. Tickets + info: indie-asia.com.
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30 Dec '18
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A tiny and lovely handful of festivals this summer. 16/6 OSLO, NO / Evafestivalen 2018 08/07 SWADLINCOTE, UK / Timber Festival 22/07 NORTH YORKSHIRE, UK / Deer Shed Festival
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13 Jun '18
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The live version of Bullet, taken from my album "Live In Oslo," is out now via all good streaming services. You can listen to it via the link in my story. x It is a song that I feel always does it's best in a live-setting, with @christianli89‘s beautiful string arrangement really soaring. The extended ending Christian arranged is one of my favorite parts of any music I’ve ever released. "Live In Oslo" is out world-wide on April 27th.
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06 Apr '18
Siv Jakobsen / Shares New Live Album Track, 'Bullet'

Siv Jakobsen / Shares New Live Album Track, 'Bullet'

Siv Jakobsen has today released ‘Bullet’ as the second track from her forthcoming live album - ‘Live In Oslo’ is out on 27th April. Recorded in front of a live audience at Rockefeller in Oslo, Siv’s home city, the album brings together a selection of tracks from Siv’s debut album (‘The Nordic Mellow’, 2017) and her debut EP (‘The Lingering’, 2015) as well as a handful of covers including ‘Jolene’ which was released with the album’s announcement last month.

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06 Apr '18
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Cat’s out of the bag - I’m releasing my first ever live album on April 27th, and the first single, my take on @dollyparton’s timeless classic Jolene, is out today. The single and album was recorded during our show at @rockefelleroslo back in November, with a full band and string quartet. It’s one of my favorite shows to date, and I can’t wait to share the recording with you. For now, I do hope you enjoy Jolene.
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23 Mar '18
Siv Jakobsen / Announces 'Live in Oslo' Album + New London Headline Show

Siv Jakobsen / Announces 'Live in Oslo' Album + New London Headline Show

Siv Jakobsen has announced details of a special live album that she’ll for release on 27th April.

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23 Mar '18
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I'm so very very excited for this. Hitting the road this week in the U.K. with Fenne Lily, @SIVU and Paul Thomas Saunders. Come out for a lovely eve of collaborations and beautiful music. You won't regret it. Grab the last few tickets via sivmusic.com/tour. OCT 4 SHREWSBURY OCT 5 BRISTOL OCT 6 MANCHESTER OCT 7 LIVERPOOL OCT 8 LEEDS OCT 10 GLASGOW OCT 11 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE OCT 12 LONDON
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09 Oct '17
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The legendary tour has begun. Tonight we play beautiful Bristol at Colston Hall (The Lantern) Doors at 7:30, show at 8 (sharp!)
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05 Oct '17
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I am so excited to go play these new songs for you this fall. More shows have been added to the tour in Oslo, Istanbul and Leeuwarden -- get your tickets via sivmusic.com/tour.
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01 Sep '17
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My debut album The Nordic Mellow is coming out tomorrow and it feels sort of like this.
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25 Aug '17
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I can't quite believe it but here it is. My debut album is finally out in the world, after two years of writing, recording and preparing. I am so proud of it and so delighted (and a little terrified) to share it with you. I truly hope it makes you feel something. To all of you who have helped bring this record into the world, thank you. You know who you are.
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25 Aug '17
Siv Jakobsen / Shares 'Berry & Whythe' Live Video, Debut Album Released On Friday

Siv Jakobsen / Shares 'Berry & Whythe' Live Video, Debut Album Released On Friday

Earlier this year, Norwegian indie-folk artist Siv Jakobsen announced her highly anticipated full-length debut LP, 'The Nordic Mellow'. Ahead of the album’s release on Friday, Jakobsen has shared a live acoustic video of her current single ‘Berry & Whythe’, recorded at the picturesque Urchin Studios in Hackney, London.

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23 Aug '17
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Just a public announcement from me and my dog to remind you that my new song Berry & Whythe is out everywhere TOMORROW. For now you can sneak a listen via soundcloud.
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03 Aug '17
Siv Jakobsen / Shares New Track 'Berry & Whythe' From New Album 'The Nordic Mellow' Out This Month

Siv Jakobsen / Shares New Track 'Berry & Whythe' From New Album 'The Nordic Mellow' Out This Month

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’.

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03 Aug '17
Siv Jakobsen / Shares 'Shallow Digger' video

Siv Jakobsen / Shares 'Shallow Digger' video

Siv Jakobsen has unveiled a striking new video for her current single, ‘Shallow Digger’. The track is the latest to be taken from her forthcoming debut album ‘The Nordic Mellow’ which is out on 25th August.    Directed by Siv’s long-term visual collaborator, Jørgen Nordby, Siv’s unwavering onscreen stare in the ‘Shallow Digger’ video heightens the impact of the cutting lyrics she delivers in the song. Watch the video on YouTube now.  

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18 Jul '17
Siv Jakobsen / Announces Debut Album, New Single, & UK Tour Dates

Siv Jakobsen / Announces Debut Album, New Single, & UK Tour Dates

Siv Jakobsen has announced details of her anticipated debut album; ‘The Nordic Mellow’ will be released on 25th August.

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29 Jun '17
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Stoked to announce I'm going on tour with these absolute babes @fennelily, @sivusignals and @ptsaunders this October in the UK. Tickets on sale now.
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28 Jun '17
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've got a small run of Limited Edition T-shirts available for pre-order via my online shop (sivjakobsen.bigcartel.com) -- shipping out week of June 5th. Available in white and heather grey. Get yours now before they've all gone - I've only got a few in each size. ps: these are the comfiest and softest shirts, made by Bella Canvas. Design by @glennmadeapicture
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22 Jun '17
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Beautiful Holland! I'm thrilled to say I'm coming to play for you in September. Tickets via Belmontbookings.nl
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21 Jun '17
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Our next show is at Oslo's coziest festival, @pipfest. We play Friday June 23rd, tickets available via sivmusic.com/tour. Can't bloody wait to sing new songs for you, beautiful Oslo. photo by @carl_osbourn
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02 Jun '17
Siv Jakobsen / Shares 'Like I Used To' Video As UK Tour Gets Underway

Siv Jakobsen / Shares 'Like I Used To' Video As UK Tour Gets Underway

Siv Jakobsen has unveiled the stunning new video for her current single ‘Like I Used To’ which features guest vocals from Andrew Davie of Bear’s Den. The simple cut follows Siv exploring rural roads of her native Norway; the dramatic and icy scenery setting a perfect tone for the song’s lyrics.

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26 Apr '17
Siv Jakobsen / Shares 'Like I Used To' Video As UK Tour Gets Starts In Glasgow

Siv Jakobsen / Shares 'Like I Used To' Video As UK Tour Gets Starts In Glasgow

Siv Jakobsen has unveiled the stunning new video for her current single ‘Like I Used To’ which features guest vocals from Andrew Davie of Bear’s Den.

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26 Apr '17
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My single Like I Used To is out today world-wide, and I couldn't be more thrilled / proud / ecstatic. Link in bio. Do have a listen / share, if you want. // Produced by @matturchin at @urchinstudios, Mixed and engineered by @danurchin, mastered by Matt Colton at @alchemymastering. Photo and design by @jorgenbare
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31 Mar '17
Siv Jakobsen / Shares New Single 'Like I Used To' feat. Andrew Davie of Bear's Den

Siv Jakobsen / Shares New Single 'Like I Used To' feat. Andrew Davie of Bear's Den

‘Like I Used To’ is the brand new single from Norwegian songstress Siv Jakobsen. The track is the first to be taken from from her forthcoming debut LP which is slated for release later this year, full details to be announced.

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30 Mar '17