Despite breaking out in the U.S. in September 2009, Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche has been making music since 2001. With five studio albums (not to mention a soundtrack for Dan in Real Life) already under his belt, Lerche is readying his return with his new self-titled LP due out June 7th.
In an interview with Vulture, Lerche revealed a few details about the album’s scope. Calling it “essential and intense,” he said the LP, which was recorded and mixed in just three weeks, was made with “..as little as possible in the way of arrangements and production” as possible and instead focuses on “atmosphere and capturing a vibe.” Part of the shift in sound meant a change in scenery, with Lerche recently moving to Brooklyn in order to “be somewhere where I wouldn’t constantly be reminded of who I was.” Those Norwegian fans can get crazy.
While you’re waiting for the record to drop, check out two relatively new songs from Lerche courtesy of TwentyFourBit. First, head here to listen to “Trying To Say Goodbye”, a track he released in December for The Right Track: Tunes to TargetCancer charity concert series. Then, head here to get a late-holiday present in the form of Lerche’s cover of Owen Pallett’s “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt”.
Sondre Lerche is due out June 7th via Mona Records.