The Norwegian group caught the eye of Conan O’Brian and the rest of the world when it performed at the Nobel Peace concert in 2017 and super-producer Stargate produced the success single “5 Million Miles”. One year after, the band again exposes passion and trust.
The indie pop group was formed as a duo when singer Ingrid Helene Håvik from Ålseund met drummer Trond Bersu at the Ytondheim Jazz Conservatory in 2010 and began to write, record and perform together. Håvik rends towards the Björk/Lykke Li school of idiosyncratic vocalese. The two recruited Thomas Dahl, a producer, to help out on bass and guitar, and Øystein Skar joined the group to play synthesizer.
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The band released their debut album “All That Floats Will Rain” in 2012 to rave reviews, and now Highasakite is again marrying up where the pair started, just Håvik and Bersu in a room doing what they love, performing “Out of Order”. Håvik expresses warmth, passion and trust. There is one key line that resonates above the chiming guitars, swelling synths and the drums: “And I will bring my baby home…” Perhaps not a love song, but a significant step in a healing process.
“It was important for me to find my way back to the core,” explains Håvik. In “Out Of Order” the original Highasakite has found their soul again and I hope this new phase of the duo brings out more music like this.
“Out Of Order” is out now via Propeller Recordings.
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