“…ruthlessly emotive to the point it should come with a warning label.” – The Line Of Best Fit
Siv Jakobsen‘s single How We Used To Love is out now via Nordic Mellow Records. It is the most personal and intimate song she has ever written, and comes ahead of her UK tour with contemporary and friend Sofia.
How We Used To Love came to be when Siv, stuck in San Francisco traffic, drove into the car in front of her in an absent minded moment. This inspired the first couple of lines in the song and became a monologue she’d never dared say out loud. The track itself is dark and ethereal, with a string arrangement and vocal that is both cinematic and heartbreaking.
Siv’s tourmate, Sofia, has also been busy ahead of their UK tour, recording on camera an outstanding cover ofJessie J‘s ‘Do It Like A Dude’ with her father in front of the Chouf Mountains in Lebanon.
Gigslutz also ran an in depth interview alongside the video about Sofia’s reasons behind choosing the song and the dangers posed by recording such a controversial track in a country that still legislates against homosexuality.
14th January – Hootananny – London
15th January – Big Comfy Bookshop – Coventry
19th January – Gaslight Club – Leeds
21st January – The Zanzibar Club – Liverpool
22nd January – The Musician – Leicester
23rd January – ORT Cafe – Birmingham
24th January – Marwood – Brighton
28th January – Troubadour – London