On her sixth album «Å nærme seg det nære», Elin Furubotn has been joined by seventeen musicians from Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway.
The single «Så lett det kan ver», a duet with Morten Abel (famous artist in Norway), dominated the radio charts last summer, and was a perfect teaser from the album that was released 22nd of August 2014.
Elin's music is located at the intersection between folk, pop and jazz.
The norwegian lyrics on the album is filled with warm, nurturing everyday glimpse with seriousness and humor. They are about everything from Elin's childlike and playful grandmother who became 100 years, to her teenage son who refuses her to play songs from the Norwegian group Karpe Diem for her guests at her own birthday party.
Elin says about her album:
«I made this record after Stavanger Symphony Orchestra arranged a concert with me and my songs in the concert hall in Stavanger. This was such a great experience for me and I soon understood that I had to document and record this for my new album.»
ABOUT THE ALBUM:
Helge Andreas Norbakken (Kari Bremnes and Mari Boine) plays percussion. In additon, contributes Allan Vigre (guitar) and Erlend Aasland (banjo) besides Furubotn that also plays guitar. Erik Waldejer has written the symphony arrangements and Håkon Berge has helped as co-producer. Michael Hartung has mixed the record in Propeller Studio.
Elin Furubotn is a sing and song-writer, and she has extensive experience as a performer, lyricist and composer. 5 albums are released in Norway and scandinavia, and this is her second release in Germany. Her last album “Heilt Nye Vei” was released in 2012 (Ozellamusic). She has toured nationally and internationally and her songs have also been played on European radio stations. Also in the USA, she got attention for her international album «Heilt Nye vei» (2012) and won an Indie Award in Colorado for best album in her category.
In her concerts she tours with a DUO (fiddle player) or TRIO (fiddle and bass).
"I've always had a great vibe for Elin Furubotn. Her songs are timeless, the lyrics are narrative. She moves between jazz, singer/songwriter and a classic expression, and this does that what she comes up with is always exciting. There's music for a very wide audience. I compare her to Cornelis Vreeswijk. Timeless, simple, cool."
Morten Abel – artist and duet partner.
«Furubotns song is exactly what we want. Not an entirely traditional song that is easy to hum to and that's in Norwegian.»
Atle Bredal – Music Director, mainradio NRK P1