Monthly Archive for August, 2009

On my Heartbeat Radio!

Heartbeat Radio

Some days ago Sondre Lerche’s new song, “Heartbeat Radio” surfaced online.

This song, as a beautiful acoustic rendition, first appeared on his “Polaroid Pool Party EP” out last year that consisted of a homemade CD attached to a unique Polaroid picture signed by himself, making each copy unique.

The EP had 6 songs, all of them previously unreleased, that delivered the special feeling of having been recorded with just a mic and a computer. Just like in the good old days around the “Two Way Monologue” era when he released a few other EPs with this sort of demo-esque songs.

Here’s a short video for the EP, from Sondre’s YouTube channel:

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I guess now we can only wait for a new music video… Right, Sondre? ;)

Enjoy his new song, and make sure you buy the new album due this September.

Update!

06.07.09 – I uploaded two new songs thar Sondre posted to his Twitter account. Check out how big “Good Luck” gets as the song goes on and how beautifully the melody is delivered on “Easy to Persuade”, bringing a beat that makes you jump on your feet and dance.

Heartbeat Radio

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Good Luck

I wrote this song on the last day of 2007 after a complicated year that was to be followed by a slightly more complicated year. (Luckily most of the complications were of a practical nature). I’ve never felt in a position to complain but I did want to try and write a song of consolation for those who found themselves more seriously out of luck, and at the same time curse the idea that luck is related to some universal justice. Embarking on 2008 I drove my wife crazy recording the demo for this song in our old box-sized Manhattan studio apartment, repeating the same little guitar-solo part over and over for what must’ve felt like eternity. In order to get some feisty, unusual movements in the string arrangement we had jazz maestro Erik Halvorsen do all sorts of [piano] improvisations over the chorus chords, for us to cherry-pick the highlights and transcribe them to an arrangement for violin and cello that my co-producer Kato Ådland completed. — Sondre [source]

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Easy to Persuade

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