The Tern

The Tern

October 11, 2023


The second single from my new album 'HADSEL'.

The base of this song comes from an old Roland synthesizer and drum machine part which I had lying around from a previous Berlin session. The lyrics I improvised on the spot and finished the song off by adding layers of church organs and hand percussion. I stacked the parts high despite always being afraid of overdoing it.

In the end I was confused how I had written such a seemingly positive and even hopeful song, but once I took a closer look at the lyrics, I saw the real nature of the hidden defeat and triumph of caution rather than of hope.

Link to 'The Tern' here:

So Many Plans

So Many Plans

August 30, 2023


The song was written during the first lockdown in 2020, just when I came back from a two months long period of writing and recording in northern Norway. A friend's lament on their many plans that had to be put on ice became the initial inspiration for this song's title. That phrase still stuck in my head, I sat down in my attic studio with my newly rediscovered baritone uke and started playing the first chords to the song. I then added pump organ and some french horn to it, which became somewhat of a triptych for the record. I finished it off with bass and percussion from the modular synth, my big obsession at that time. 

During the writing process the simple sentence that had started the song came to mean much more than its original intent. 

Link to 'So Many Plans' here: