HAPPENED to come across this site via Lucy Swann’s Facebook page(http://www.facebook.com/LucySwannn). In case you didn’t know, Lucy Swann is one of Norway’s most interesting musos, who’s not black metal or sounds like Kings Of Convenience (heh heh!)
I kind of fell in love with the pop music from Norway when I was over there earlier this year, and Lucy Swann is one of my fave acts from the country better known for its salmon, fjords and the Norwegian Blue (a parrot with beautiful plumage).
Anyway, she recently performed a new live recording of her tune Born Again, (taken from her debut album La Petite Mort) as part of this YouTube “music festival” Involve Yourself where she and 29 other Norwegian music acts – including Thom Hell, Ingrid Olava, Ingeborg Selnes, Pow Pow and Datarock - performed their songs live for a campaign for human rights.
And we’re not talking about some big festival concert. This is low-key, with the videos recorded in some rather interesting places, I must say. Don’t worry, not all the songs are in Norwegian – most are in English.
But it’s not only a great showcase, but a great idea. Is it possible to have something similar here?
Check out the 30 videos here http://involveyourself.com/
Great stuff. IMHO anyway.