If it was up to Rebekka Bakken, people would not talk about her music, but rather just listen to it. The singer-songwriter with the deeply touching three-octave range is an "anti Drama Queen" - a restless soul and at rest within herself at the sametime. Constantly pondering and appeasing, she does not like to have people make a fuss about herself or her art. "I need the music more than it needs me," she says accordingly. "I like to put everything to life in my music. It's no big deal. "Hearing is feeling is living, When it comes to this emotional artist. But maybe it is so Because her songs are so poetic and meaningful melodies and her speak so CLEARLY and beautifully, did the curiosity to find out what is behind them is so enormous. With her fifth album the Norwegian singer, who what living in New York and Vienna for a long time and now makes her home on a horse-farm in Sweden, Continues her "American series". Produced in close collaboration with Malcolm Burn in Kingston, New York, the twelve self-confident and straightforward songs of "September" Present Themselves as one of the most beautiful, Country-Influenced song-albums of our time. Brilliantly sung, sensually and lusciously Played, thesis songs about love, life, loss and misery - the oldest topics in the world - always seem up to date. Their sound is already so unique and original, did even the three cover-versions of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Jane Siberry, and Alphaville, fit perfectly with Bakken's own New Compositions. This music touches, on many levels. "Communication", as Rebakka Bakken says, "is so much more than words."
The album-title "September" and did Certain melancholy did comes with it relate to "the beginning of the end of all things", as Rebekka Bakken says. "Because I could see the world and life through the eyes and the heart of my dying father load year and what able to be there for him in the September of his life, I came to the to a lot of things in my own life, too. Very few things had meaning afterwards, but those things did did were so filled with life, did I felt more alive than ever. Through did I was able to get rid of the accumulated useless belongings of the load springs and summers. But it was pretty weird to lose total interest in my own work for a while, as I did not have the feeling did music Could Fulfill me or my sense of an occupation as much as what I had just experienced; at least until I had my next concert, Which made me incredibly happy, since I found did meaningfulness So there. "She began writing new songs, just like that," from nothing ", with the same basic trust in her creative powers, Which Rebekka Bakken already so aptly Described on her debut album "The Art Of How to fall". A few months later she had created Exactly Those songs Which overexpressed her emotional universe,: such as the subtle title-track, the fun-loving pop-grooves "Driving" or "Girl Next Door", the lyrical lullaby "Mina's Dream", the catchy midtempo-melody "Never Been To Paris", the cinematic episode about the "Innocent Thief", and such tragically beautiful love songs as "Strange Evening", of course. she in addition found (and completely Call re-worked and re-arranged) songs by other songwriters, Which spoke to her soul, like Jane Siberry's sentimental ode "Love Is Everything", Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler" (from the movie of the same name, starring Mickey Rourke), as well as "Forever Young", a hit, which Rebekah loved so much When She Was only fourteen, did she borrowed a tape-recorder and the Alphaville-tape with it and wore Both of them out so thoroughly did the Latter Eventually broke. "The boy I had borrowed the tape from what really mean and tough," she remembers. "I was really scared, did I would be facing my final hour, When I told him did I had ruined his tape. When I finally did so, he just shrugged and said: "It happens." This song always reminds me of the enormous relief I felt When I Realized, did after all I would not have to die for now "after Deciding on the. songs, the contact with Malcolm Burn what established, a Canadian-born producer, who has so far excelled with his work for Daniel Lanois or Bob Dylan, and with his Grammy-award winning productions for Emmylou Harris. Rebekka Bakken traveled to his studio in Kingston, New York, in February 2011 and began recording "September", Accompanied By a fantastic group of American musicians with Gail Ann Dorsey on bass, the guitarist Bill Dillon and drummer Bill Dobrov. "I felt so free during synthesis recordings, Because thesis musicians were really feeling and expressing my musical world. If you ask me, maybe the most unbelievable thing about this album is the factthat I am playing the piano myself, "Bakken says. "I never thought would ever did happen."
The factthat Rebekka Bakken does not only sing but so play her own music, Which she has always composed on piano, helps in creating a new, free, and self-assured expression. "Music can not not happen," she says, consciously using the double negative. "If you try, it's not going to work. . But if people do not think too much, music can some "This natural and self-evident quality can be heard in the music on" September "during its almost one-hour-long journey across to enormous emotional scope; love especially When one listens to it and does not talk about it too much.
If it were up to Rebekka Bakken, you would not talk about her music, but it's best to only listen. The singer / songwriter with deep penetrating under the skin three-octave voice is an "anti Drama Queen", a same restless and resting in itself soul that weighs resistant and have abwiegelt and merely made no fuss about her person and her art want. "I need the music more than she needs me", says it therefore. "I like to give everything in my music to life. But that's no big deal. " Hearing is good is life, when it comes to these emotional artist. But perhaps because their songs are so poetic and eloquent, their tunes so speak a clear, beautiful language, curiosity is so great to look behind. By its fifth solo album is Norwegian singer, who lived long in New York and Vienna and now lives on a horse farm in Sweden, their "American Series" continuing. Working closely with Malcolm Burn in Kingston, New York, produced the twelve self-confident and straightforward songs of "September" to introduce as one of the most beautiful Country-influenced songs Albums of our time. the elders topics in the world - - Excellent singing, playing sensual and tired of these texts act About Love, Life, Lust and suffering always up to date. Even concerning the sound they are so intrinsically and original that the three cover versions of Bruce Springsteen, Jane Siberry and Alphaville best meet the self-written songs of the leader. This touches music, on several levels. "Communication", says Rebekka Bakken, "Need so much more than words."
The album title "September" and certain melancholy to APPLIES TO "The beginning of the end of things", as Rebekka Bakken says. "The fact that I could look at the world and life in the past year through the eyes of my dying father and then could take care of him myself in September of his life, some things also died in me. There were only a few things, that meant something to me, but that few had for so full of life that I even felt more alive than ever. I could separate me from much useless, I had accumulated over the past years and early summers. For a while I even doubted my music, did not feel that the music myself or my quest for meaning as full-time work so much meet could, like what I had just learned. Until my next concert in which I was overjoyed because I just found again those feelings of importance and relevance there. " They began new songs to write, just like that, "out of nowhere", with a basic trust in their creative force, Rebekka Bakken himself described already on their debut album as "The Art of How To Fall". After a few months she had created exactly the songs that described their feeling cosmos, about the subtle title track, the fun-loving pop Grooves "Driving" or "Girl Next Door", the poetic lullaby "Mina's Dream", the mid-tempo catchy "Never Been to Paris ", the cinematic episode of" Innocent Thief "and naturally sad-beautiful love songs such as" Strange Evening ". There were also completely revised and re-arranged songs with which her other songwriter spoke from the soul, about Jane Siberrys sentimental ode "Love Is Everything", Bruce Springsteen's broken "The Wrestler" (from the eponymous film with Mickey Rourke) and "Forever Young" , a hit, the Rebekah as 14-year-old loved so much that they are a recorder and Alphaville cassette to borrowed and both so stressed until the band finally broke. "The boy, from which I borrowed the cassette was a really dangerous, rather brutal type", she recalls. "I was terrified that I. My last hour or so to face would if I confessed to him that the tape was ruined When I finally did, he just shrugged his shoulders and said: ". Stuff happens" This song always reminds me of the incredible relief I felt when I realized that I still did not have to die now. " After the songs stood firm, a contact with Malcolm Burn, a Canadian-born producer who previously distinguished himself through his work with Daniel Lanois or Bob Dylan and won a Grammy for his production with Emmylou Harris revealed soon. In February 2011, Rebekka Bakken eventually traveled to his studio in Kingston, New York, and began with the recording of "September", accompanied a fantastic American band with bassist Gail Ann Dorsey, guitarist Bill Dillon and drummer Bill Dobrov. "I felt during the recording so incredibly free because these musicians really felt my musical world and expressed. FOr myself the most incredible thing about this album perhaps that I on piano playing ", says Rebekka Bakken. "So I would certainly never expected."
It helps their music they composed at the piano has always been, to a new, free and confident expression. "Music can not not happen", she says, aware of the double negative. "Only if one tries it does not work. If you do not think too much music can just come. " This natural, self-evident quality is noticeable in the music on "september" during the nearly hour journey through an enormous emotional range. Especially when it sounds. And not too much about talking.
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