‘There For You’ finds Nicklas’s enticingly sweet vocals complemented by a memorable acoustic guitar motif and laidback beats. Both contemporary and timeless, it’s a song which spans his diverse influences: the textures of modern alt-pop, the melodic intimacy of early BonIver, and the classic songwriting of PaulSimon.
The song tells a universally relatable story of two friends who grew apart. Nicklas explains:
“‘There For You” is about two friends whose friendship started when they were both very young and lasts all the way up to adulthood where they start to live different lives. One takes a wrong turn in life and gets into trouble and the other tries to reach out and save the friendship by saying, ‘Remember I’ve always been there for you, pal! Trust me and not the people who has just stepped into your life.’
Some of my best friends live on the other side of the country and we’re all busy doing different things, and it’s frustrating not to be able to be as close to them as I used to. Sometimes I fear they see me from a distance and think I´m not the same guy they hung out with in high school.”
The video expresses that story in symbolic fashion. Nicklas and AlexHøgh (best known for his role as Ivar the Boneless in HBO’s‘Vikings’) play two young men who are being forced apart by powers beyond their control. But can they be reunited before it’s too late?
‘There For You’ commences what promises to be a huge year for Nicklas. He’s planning extensive international touring in the months ahead, including shows in Germany, the UK and NorthAmerica, as well as more new music.