Sivert Høyem : “ Endless Love ” is here to stay

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Sivert Høyem’s greatly anticipated new songs are finally here.

“ Endless Love ” is his fifth solo album and it can be described as rather experimental , inspiring and sincere . Exploring love at its more mature forms and dealing with adult themes through a music that is deeply touching , innovative and inspiring , it is impossible not to win your heart.

Once more , it provides a great chance for Sivert’s unique qualities as a singer and songwriter , to unfold beautifully. Exploring successfully different musical landscapes , giving us brilliant performances of epic ballads through a blues & gospel-like quality voice , the album is a gem waiting to be discovered.

“ ENDLESS LOVE ” was recorded in Stockholm and Oslo & is honestly as epic , warm , mature and moving as ever. You find yourself lost in grand piano masterpieces , shredding  guitars , admirable vocals and heart warming , sincere lyrics that touch your soul. The songs grow more and more on you  as you keep listening. Sivert Høyem’s special , lyrical voice gives a unique touch to each and every one of them. The whole album is dedicated to Per Eirik Johansen ( his personal manager ) in order to honor his memory , since he unfortunately passed away at the age of 54 , before its release. His enthusiasm , guidance and support have been a valuable help through the years and he will be definitely  greatly missed.

Singing seems to be in the center of “ Endless Love ” and its exploratory mood comes as a pleasant surprise. It portrays love through the eyes of a mature man and the lyrics are courageously written and performed with a poetic feel , melancholy , irony and that beloved timeless and introvert darkly pulse we have come to love. There is no doubt about Sivert’s rare , deep knowledge of songwriting. Songs like “ Little Angel ” are exceptionally performed and touch sensitive chords. “ Görlitzer Park ” talks of people swallowed by a city , feeling alone. “ Free as a bird ” is rather uplifting and pretty , giving a happy tone while “ Ride on sisters ” is mellow and hopeful. “ Handsome Savior  ” is a beautiful revelation full of gospel vibes  and “ Inner Vision ” which proceeded the release of the album is poetic and mysterious.

Sivert keeps surprising us in the most pleasant ways and listening to his songs surely straightens everything out and speaks to the soul 🙂 

Take time to discover “ Endless Love ”

Source : http://siverthoyem.com/ ( official website )

Handsome Savior : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDAwy9NFhDU

Little Angel : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiPFSALk3Pg

Free as a bird : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf8_Nxb57es

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A “ Handsome Savior ” comes to our rescue , just before “ ENDLESS LOVE ” is here

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I guess we always have time to discover & love beautiful , touching songs .

After recording a show for NRK’s Studio 1 last week and while the European tour for 2014 is still being organized our favorite Norwegian troubadour gives us another taste of his upcoming album.

Here is Sivert Høyem’s HANDSOME SAVIOR , one more single before his new greatly anticipated album ENDLESS LOVE is released on March 10th.  The song has a bit of a gospel vibe to it. Another proof of his amazing talent & the fact that he likes evolving , experimenting and surprising us in the most pleasant ways !!!

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 Check out the lyrics and the video on You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDAwy9NFhDU

 Sivert Høyem’s Official Site : http://siverthoyem.com/media/

HANDSOME SAVIOR

 

What will it take to get you back on your feet

You lost your will and now you’re losing your sleep

My good intentions are all wasted on you

What good would trying do you ?

Trying is all you can do…

I do not think that this is anyone’s fault

It’s not my business to make sense of it all

I came here looking for a life & you came here too

What good would trying do you ?

Trying is all you can do…

 

You sat there waiting all night but nobody came

No handsome savior coming in from the rain

No steady hand to straighten everything out

He’s just the same as me , he’s never around

 

I do not claim that I am always so strong

You’ve seen me falter and you’ve seen me undone

Don’t add your spite to the load we’re dragging uphill

Rough times won’t rock our boat

but  our meanness surely will

 

You sat there waiting all night but nobody came

No handsome savior coming in from the rain

No steady hand to straighten everything out

He’s just the same as me , he’s never around

 

 

love 

 

 

 

 

Sivert Høyem : The Norwegian voice we’ve come to love

Sivert Høyem , once lead vocalist of the band “ Madrugada” is one of those performers & song writers that give you the impression they are out of this world … just too good to be true !!! Through his highly successful career with his band he has known worldwide recognition , reached great audiences and received rave reviews but his solo albums have revealed an even more exceptional, versatile and interesting artist to be discovered.

His extraordinary ability to build a close relationship with his audience and connect to them is remarkable and you can’t help but wonder how many people have missed on this experience. The experience of enjoying a distinctive , emotional , deep reaching voice with the power to blow you away … & one that you inadvertently listen to in a really special way.

Sivert’s amazing talent , hauntingly beautiful voice and sincere song writing have found their way into a lot of hearts and reflect the echoes of our souls , the thoughts of our weary , troubled minds , acting like a shelter from a world that is constantly changing. They become our reality , our escape and our inspiration. His music’s influence is long lasting and keeps unfolding inside us , no matter where we are , no matter what we do. There is an emotion and a sincerity in it that really strikes a chord and you simply get lost in the imagery and the feelings that he provokes. What more could a musician & devoted song writer ask for ?

Down to earth , living for music , writing about life’s big issues and sharing his truly unique , vibrant , original talent , there is no doubt that his voice has indelibly left its mark on the rock , folk , alternative , indie scene of the last fifteen years. Always trying to put something different in every record , he evolves beautifully and finds meaning in discovering new sounds , leaving us stunned and bewildered every time.

Sivert makes his INNER VISION ours too and is about to release his new album on the 10th of March.  “ENDLESS LOVE” is on the way !!!

Inner Vision, the new single, is finally out and is available for streaming :

http://siverthoyem.com/ ( Official Site )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX320eG-dfw ( Inner Vision / Lyric Video )

Looking forward to all the inspirational music , poetic lyrics , amazing songs and monumental performances that are yet to come.

Forever in our hearts

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Discography :

Solo

  • 2004: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Opposition
  • 2009: Moon Landing
  • 2010: Prisoner of the Road
  • 2011: Long Slow Distance

As Sivert Høyem & the Volunteers

  • 2006: Exiles

As Guest Vocalist

  • 2013: Vocals for the song “Phoenix” on the album Satyricon” by black metal band Satyricon

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