Norwegian, singer, songwriter Marit Larsen, releases Joni was right II EP (Håndbrygg Records) today! It’s available for purchase on vinyl / CD on MaritLarsen.com, iTunes, Spotify and all other digital retailers (links below). The EP was produced and arranged by Larsen, but she invited special artists to contribute such as the talented Joy Williams, formerly of Civil Wars, who co-wrote a track on the EP called “Winter never lasts forever” and musician Kristoffer Lo, of Norwegian indie rock band Highasakite, who plays brass on four of the songs.
This is the follow up to her April 2016 independent release Joni was right that accumulated over 1.6M streams on Spotify and launched her very own label, Håndbrygg Records (translating to “hand brew” records). Larsen was featured as “Songwriter of the Week” on American Songwriter and has been praised by Perez Hilton.
Winter Never Lasts Forever (Co-written by Joy Williams)
As a teen, Marit’s good friend gave her Joni’s albums (Blue, Court and Spark, Ladies of the Canyon) and she was never the same again. Through the natural rollercoaster of life, they have been the soundtracks of her journey. To Marit, Joni’s lyrics unfolded like the advice of an older sister, trying to guide her down the right path. With Joni’s help, however, Marit learned that we all continue to make our own decisions, and have to learn the tough lessons ourselves. Come to find out, in the end, Joni was right.
Marit Larsen is originally from Oslo, Norway and has been involved in music ever since she can remember. At a young age, Larsen took youth culture by storm as one half of the pop duo, M2M. Their debut single, “Don’t Say You Love Me” was a global success. As Larsen grew older she decided to become a solo artist, and has gone on to have an incredibly successful career. When The Morning Comes, received rave reviews when it was released in Norway, and earned her two nominations for the Norwegian Grammy, ‘Spellemansprisen,’ in the categories Best Lyricist and Best Composer. “I Don’t Want to Talk About It” has been praised by Perez Hilton saying, ”The Norwegian singer has just released one of the best songs of her career!!!”