New album – first sound clip

My new solo album, the follow-up to Lullabies in a Car Crash (2014), is announced for 2017. In the coming weeks and months, I will take you through the process of making this album. From writing the songs, to recording and eventually releasing it to the world.

As I write this, we’ve mixed 5 out of 7 songs and the mastering of the album is set for medio December. Still, there is a long way to go before the album is hitting the stores.

It’s been, almost to the day, three years since Lullabies. Since then, I’ve been busy with writing and recording with Airbag and we, as I’m sure you all know, released our fourth album, Disconnected, a few months back.

Most of the new album, was written simultaneously as the material for Disconnected, which was a new experience. While Lullabies mostly consisted of material I, for whatever reason, hadn’t brought into Airbag, the new album is all new songs.

The new album is very much a trip back to my roots and love of heavier music and movie scores. A strange combination, perhaps, but it’s always been there in what I’ve done with Airbag and on the last album.

So the question is, how do you make that to really be the main focus and not just a part of the whole sound? We’ll get back to that later. 

I can’t really tell you how proud I am of the new album. For me, making music is a very personal experience and there are periods that are just horrible, when you want to delete everything and start all over.

But there are also periods when I realise that I’ve managed to create something special. When you’re in that zone, or flow, it doesn’t really matter if you’re the only one who gets it or like it. It’s about pushing yourself and finding creativity and inspiration when you don’t think there is any.

So, I’ll leave it with that for now and a small taste in the clip below. I hope you will stop by once in a while and please feel free to ask me questions and suggest topics you want me to write about. 

24 Replies to “New album – first sound clip”

  1. Looking forward to the new album Bjorn.
    Sue & I loved seeing you guys play Oslo earlier in the year.
    Looking forward to seeing you play Zoetermeer next Feb.
    In the meantime I will continue to spread the word.

  2. Hi Bjorn! Great to know that you’re recording a new album. When you say “heavier” music are you referring to the fact that the album will contain something like metal or a kind of strong music?

    1. Well, you just have to wait :) I grew up listeing to 70s classic rock and bands like Sabbath, Kiss, Purple, Whitesnake etc. so I guess you will hear more of that but its always been a part of Airbag and my music.

      1. Ok thanks a lot. I’m asking this just because I know your first album pretty well and Airbag’s too and, from my point of view, your solo work (which I prefer in its entirety) is more, let’s say, atmospheric, “gentle” in some way and I was wondering if heavier means that you’re getting closer to Airbag’s style. I guess you have answered me mentioning the bands you used to listen when you were younger.
        I can’t wait.

        1. Its always hard to describe your own music but I think its less Airbag this time, compared to Lullabies. Its sort a blend of my love of classic rock and movie scores. If that makes sense :)

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