GET TO KNOW: BUKVE
Photo: Alfhild Fossan
Following on from the release of his brilliant debut single 'Let Me Go Son' earlier this year, emerging Norwegian artist BUKVE has now returned once again to deliver his spellbinding new effort 'Drown'.
Lifted from his forthcoming debut album, which is set to arrive next year, 'Drown' sees him bring back more of that warm and captivating aesthetic he is building for himself. Rattling between bouncing beats and euphoric tones throughout, this new delight is a warm and endearing comeback from an artist brimming with potential.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and influences over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
I kind of started learning the cornet as a small kid (my parents choice, not mine), but quickly moved my eyes to the guitar, as I early on was mostly interested in writing songs.
What was the first album you remember owning?
Might have been The Bends by Radiohead. But my parents had LP’s of the best of the Beatles (the blue and the red - remember it?). I listened and listened to those, day in and day out.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Yes. We were a strange gang, singing in Norwegian, genre was far out on the indie side I would say.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
There’s many! Let’s pick David Bowie’s Life on Mars?
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
Writing and recording the debut album with my band, Secret Treehouse, and working on my solo project, BUKVE, has been so rewarding and thrilling. Getting my first single, “Let me Go”, on BBC Radio was also I big high. Last week I was in this incredible studio in the countryside of Poland, an insanely nice studio called Recpublica, built inside a 700 year old water mill. I made a record there with some of my best friends, a different kind of project, combining Norwegian poems with music.
And what about the most frustrating part?
It’s hard to break through the wall, and get listeners and attention for music in general. It is also frustrating to be an initiative taker, and not getting everyone on board to make things happen.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Radiohead, Wilco, David Bowie, there is so many.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
In five years I’ve released several albums with BUKVE, but also with other projects. Doing gigs in Norway, but also abroad. Hopefully I’ll also have songs in tv shows and films.
BUKVE's new single 'Drown' is available to stream now. Check it out below.