Norwegian purveyors of luscious intimate pop Highasakite release the second half of a two-part album ‘The Bare Romantic’ Part II on 7th February, via Propeller Recordings.
The new body of work follows up on last year’s single ‘Can I Be Forgiven’ – taken from the first part of ‘The Bare Romantic’. Released only a few months after their third full-length album, the dark and brooding ‘Uranium Heart’. Previous releases include the record-breaking album ‘Silent Treatment’, which spent over two years on the Norwegian Top 40 chart, whilst their #1 charting successor ‘Camp Echo’ saw them cementing their status as one the most important names in Norwegian music.
Unlocking the creative process behind the new body of work the band says; “while the writing and recording of ‘Uranium Heart’ were affected by external pressure and expectations, ‘The Bare Romantic’ came from our unwillingness to succumb to outside influences”.Delving deeper into her own experience, Ingrid explains; “I felt the need to rediscover the joy of making new music again. We created a more relaxing studio environment, a safe space in which we had complete creative freedom, played all the instruments ourselves, cuddled with my baby Bjørn and walked on the beach during breaks”.
The new mini-album sees the involvement of former Jaga Jazzist and Puma’s guitarist Stian Westerhus, traditional and fiddle composer Sarah-Jane Summers, as well as their regular live band members’ Øystein Moen and Kristoffer Bonsaksen, with the latter also sharing production duties with Highasakite’s member Trond Bersu.