Nicklas Sahl, rising Danish talent is laying for the foundations for a wider global future, with a recent NPR profile tipping his single ‘New Eyes’ to also make an impact in the States. He’s already a star in his homeland. He won the Carl Nielsen Award (the country’s Ivor Novello equivalent) for Best Pop Composition as well as Best Danish Act at the MTV Europe MusicAwards, and was also nominated for two Danish Music Awards (their answer to the Grammys) for Biggest Radio Hit and Best New Artist.

Nicklas Sahl continues his ascent by sharing the new single ‘In The Window Frame’. Constructed around the plaintive plea “I just need to know that you’re alive,” it’s a love song based on timeless emotions that feels particularly relevant in the current situation. Set to a feelgood, summery vibe, it explores being lost in the loneliness of heartbreak and longing to go back to a moment that has long passed.

‘In The Window Frame’ was written by Nicklas and Eric Turner (AviciiTinie Tempah), and produced by Birk Storm, Grammy-nominated Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran) and Bastian Langebæk (Jess GlynneJessie Ware).. In fact, Nicklas recorded the new single using Sheeran’s guitar.

‘In The Window Frame’ is about the feeling of being stuck in the past,” explains Nicklas. “When the loneliness hits you and you get dragged into the illusion of missing the girl, even though you know deep inside that it’s not rational. The classic situation where you are standing in a bar, sending her a text, knowing that you will regret it at the very next moment. In the song, I walk the line and go out and scream her name towards the window frame and wake up all the neighbours. In real life, I go to the studio and write a song about doing it instead. It is easier to tell the story and yell it out from the speakers than out in the real world.

The accompanying video captures the reality of that creativity. It sees Nicklas escaping those thoughts in the way that he knows best: by setting his home studio up, plugging in his guitar and channeling those frustrations into a song.

‘In The Window Frame’ is the third song to preview Nicklas Sahl’s forthcoming album, which will follow at the end of the summer. It comes after the recent tracks ‘Four Walls’ and ‘There For You’. He’ll soon add to his forthcoming Danish tour by announcing details of his first headline tour of Germany as well as a London show.

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