Synje Norland auf Treppe

Foto: Jörg Petersen

Singer-Songwriter Synje Norland has already enthused millions: In Germany, her songs were picked for movies and television, and Raffaello chocolate selected her music for their recent advertising campaign.

Instead of making compromises, the artist simply follows her true path. Synje Norland has deliberately decided not to be taken under the wings of a big label, but to realize her musical visions on her own terms.

Synje Norland enjoys challenging herself. In response to the question, why she started writing her own songs, she answers: "Because I wanted to know, if I could do it."

Therefore, it's not surprising that she went solo for her current album, "Who Says I Can't." Fearlessly, she wrote, produced, and arranged her third album, following her intuition and the stories the songs wanted to tell. Stories of birth and transience, of new beginnings and farewells. And about the realization of how much of a gain it can be when one's own focus shifts for a moment, allowing the seams of life to be rearranged anew. At the center of Synje Norland’s music, as always, is her powerful yet delicate voice. „Who Says I Can’t?“ den Alleingang gewählt hat. Furchtlos hat sie ihr drittes Werk sowohl geschrieben, produziert und arrangiert. Im eigenen Tonstudio spielte sie mit Ausnahme des Cellos alle Instrumente selbst ein – von Klavier über Schlagzeug & Gitarren bis zu selbstgebauten Beats aus alten Pappkartons und anderen klingenden Fundstücken.

The downright predictive title of her highly acclaimed debut album "Skipping Stones" has become reality. Just like the stones Synje Norland has leapt a giant step forward. Blatantly, unmistakably, more maturely and stout-heartedly - right into unexplored territory... „To The Other Side“ vergangen. Eine lange Zeit, die durchaus ein paar dunkle Kratzer auf der sonst so glatten Song-Seele hinterlassen hat. „Who Says I Can’t?“ klingt dunkler und reifer als seine Vorgänger. Vielschichtig verschwimmen die Grenzen zwischen anspruchsvollem Pop und experimenteller Klassik. Musik wie ein Klang gewordener Film.



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