Norwegian pop production duo Seeb – Simen Eriksrud and Espen Berg – have released part one of their eagerly anticipated two part album ‘Sad In Scandinavia’. Out now via Positiva.
Written and recorded entirely over the course of a songwriting retreat at Seeb’s Oslo studio, part one of ‘Sad In Scandinavia’ is a sonical representation of the ever-changing melancholic Nordic lifestyle, through the eyes of Seeb.
Boasting previously released sad-banger ‘Sad in Scandinavia’, dance anthem ‘Unfamiliar’, and the summer essential ‘Don’t You Wanna Play?’, the release of part 1 also features cinematic new track ‘Why Change’ featuring Andres Moe and the infectious disco-inspired lead single ‘Safe Zone’, of which Seeb enlisted rising Scandi pop singer-songwriter Emelie Hollow to feature on.
Speaking on the release of part 1 of their album, Seeb said “This EP was conceptualized in the dark, cold Norwegian winter as we dreamed of summer, so we chose to focus on capturing the melancholy feel of this project. As always, we let the songs dictate how the production ends, so working with so many amazing singers and songwriters on this record has really expanded our horizons creatively”.
On collaborating with Emilie Hollow, Seeb said “We’ve been wanting to collaborate with Emelie for a while, so we were thrilled to have her in the studio for a few days before the CoronaVirus pandemic came. In retrospect, the title and lyrics feel almost prophetic now, but when we started this album there was no talking about Safe Zones”.
Seeb garnered worldwide acclaim through their game-changing remix of Mike Posner’s ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ (currently the 39th most-streamed song of the last decade). Their craft of creating impactful dance music with human sensibilities has led the duo to work with the likes of Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Bastille and Dagny.
With over 70 gold/platinum certifications globally, It’s safe to say that Seeb have enjoyed extensive success since first entering the music scene in 2015, and now they’re ready to proceed with new and genre-defying music. Seeb has scored billions of streams across all platforms to the point where statistically, “every other person in the world has heard one of our songs,” explains Simen.
Part one of their two part album ‘Sad In Scandinavia’ is out now.