QRTR Track Of The Week #15
26 September 2019
Thomas Dybdahl – 45
The Norwegian based Thomas Dybdahl is one of Scandinavia’s most popular and acclaimed singer/songwriters. His award winning elegant and expressive songs of love and loss have earned him comparisons to Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley.
His latest single ’45’ is a bit more funky and groovy than you expect from Dybdahl. It’s not just a great track, but has a great story to it as well. The song was co-produced with long-time collaborator and studio partner Håvard Rosenberg, known for his productions for urban and hip hop artists in Norway. During the recordings of ’45’, the two used an old Tandberg 2 track recorder Thomas inherited from his grandfather, on which all guitars were recorded.
On this tape recorder, Dybdahl and Rosenberg found old recordings of Thomas’ father and uncles discussing their dreams for their future as kids in the 1960s. This conversation inspired the lyrical theme of the new single, a take on the old ‘get the hell out of this small town, before it’s too late’ tale, as well as a contemplation on ambitions and goals while getting older. Some things you might not be able to do for yourself, but maybe there’s a chance to help someone else achieve their dreams.”
Put your dancing shoes on and check out ’45’ via the link below.
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