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’. An up-tempo number, Jakobsen shares: “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.”
Listen to 'Berry and Whythe’ HERE.
Siv Jakobsen previously shared another stand out album track 'Shallow Digger' via NPR ("The high-powered arrangements [of 'Shallow Digger'] remind me of Led Zeppelin's thunderous 'Immigrant Song’." – Bob Boilen), following the release of '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 10 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 before embarking on a joint headline tour across the UK in October. Full international listings as follows (UK dates in bold).
SIV JAKOBSEN INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES:
Sat Aug 19 - Thisted, Denmark, Alive Festival
Fri Sep 8 - Otis, MA (USA), Welcome Campers Festival
Tue Sep 19 - Dublin, Ireland, The Ruby Sessions
Wed Sep 20 - Galway, Ireland, Roisin Dubh
Thu Sep 21 - Dublin, Ireland, Upstairs at Whelan’s
Fri Sep 22 - Limerick, Ireland, Kasbah Social Club
Mon Sep 25 - Aalst, Belgium, 50 Seats
Tue Sep 26 - Brussels, Belgium, Witloof Bar
Thu Sep 28 - Utrecht, Netherlands, Molenpark de Ster
Fri Sep 29 - Nijmegen, Netherlands, Stevenskerk
Sat Sep 30 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7 Layers Festival
Wed Oct 4 - Shrewsbury, Henry Tudor House
Thu Oct 5 - Bristol, The Lantern
Fri Oct 6 - Manchester, Band on The Wall
Sat Oct 7 - Liverpool, Buyers Club
Sun Oct 8 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Tue Oct 10 - Glasgow, CCA
Wed Oct 11 - Newcastle, Cluny 2
Thu Oct 12 - London, Cecil Sharp House
Thu Oct 19 - Copenhagen, Denmark, Studie 3
Fri Dec 1 - La Roche-Sur-Yon, France, Fuzz’yon
Sat Dec 2 - Orleans, France, L’Astrolab
Mon Dec 4 - Oldenburg, Germany, Kulturetage
Wed Dec 6 - Mainz, Germany, Capitol Kino
Fri Dec 8 - Ghent, Belgium, Handlesbeurs Conzertzaal
Sat Dec 9 - Erfurt, Germany, Mehlhose
Tue Dec 12 - Zurich, Switzerland, Bogen F
Wed Dec 13 - Lausanne, Switzerland, La Romandie
Thu Dec 14 - Lyon, France, Groom