TUNE Siv Jakobsen - Island
Norwegian indie-folk singer-songwriter Siv Jakobsen recently returned to the scene announcing her sophomore LP “A Temporary Soothing” and dropping the beautiful single “Fear the Fear”. The record features collaborations with a handful of great musicians Siv has come to love such as producer Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Nick Mulvey) and mixing engineer Zach Hanson (Bon Iver, Tallest Man on Earth, Waxahatchee). She’s now starting a wide-reaching radio campaign on the back of the 2nd cut from the record called “Island”. It carries a lighter tone than “Fear the Fear” with a breezy melody bouncing along atop a steady beat but it’s still underpinned by melancholic contemplation.
"At the song's core sits my need for creative freedom, and my urge to forever keep my creative freedom 100% my own. Island is also about feeling pigeon-holed to one genre, one emotional state, as the music and the self is being projected to the outside world in a way that often feels alienating and out of one's own control. It's about sometimes feeling a bit invaded, being asked to answer questions that are incredibly intimate and personal within a very public setting. It's a sort of reminder to always keep my creativity free and my personal space personal, to allow myself, in the choices I make in my career, to retain the freedom to make the music I want to make, work with the people I want to work with, and let them in turn be creatively free when collaborating with me."