Read More

Shaping a rosy flowering bridge, the latest from the Norwegian band is a composition brimmed with organicity and coherence that bodes well for what’s to come with their debut album.

Shaping a rosy flowering bridge, the latest from the Norwegian band is a composition brimmed with organicity and coherence that bodes well for what’s to come with their debut album.

Våke is a Norwegian folk band based in Oslo, consisting of Rannveig Amundsen (vocals), Andreas Hvidsten (guitar), and Vårin Alme (vocals and violin). As a further plus, we also discovered that singer Rannveig has a particularly interesting background as a composer and music score writer.

Aspiring to make honest and unassuming songs about things that matter, Våke offers a style influenced by 70s folk and country, hybridized by pop influences in an acoustic perspective with a songwriting touch.

Sunny and airy, this inspired 3-piece band loves to play brilliantly with mellow melodies and engaging arrangements, bringing truly remarkable creative coherence.

Våke’s latest work is the single titled “Farer,” which in English means danger. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, here the intention comes to you in its fullness, thanks to the crystalline clarity offered by the musical delivery.

Undoubtedly something that allows us to be overwhelmed by emotion, with “Farer,” Våke demonstrates in all its essence how music can truly be a universal language.

The incumbency of those dangers mentioned under the hat given by the title refers to the concerns that may arise in our lives, juxtaposed with exquisite gracefulness to the edifying musicality of the track. And then, even if one can’t grasp the meaning of the song’s words, “Farer” gives a sense of enveloping and driving hope, opening the perspective to look towards what is beyond the problems that can sink us.

Fascinated and involved by the lead vocals’ dense softness, the track pampers, embraces, and elevates us thanks to the sensitive acoustic construction. And while everything unfolds flawlessly, with all the elements of the sound spectrum working like gears in a well-oiled machine, the composition’s organicity and coherence make everything exquisitely legible, relatable, and natural.

After their EP titled “September,” released in June last year, “Farer” is a great entry point into the world of Våke. Shaping a rosy flowering bridge, it’s something that bodes well for what’s to come with their debut album. 

Listen now to “Farer,” the latest single by Våke, available in streaming on all major digital platforms. You can find your favorite one via vaake.fanlink.to/farer

To know more about Våke and their music, find and follow the band all over the web by checking the links below:

You can also discover “Farer” by listening to our playlist NOVA ERA, a weekly rotation featuring an eclectic selection of artists covered by Nova MUSIC blog.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on reddit
Share on tumblr
Share on whatsapp