siv Jakobsen shares new single “Birthday”

Photo by Jørgen Nordby

Siv Jakobsen has shared “Birthday“, her second single of the year, following on from “Most Of The Time” which was released earlier in the year and was her first new music since the release of her debut album A Temporary Soothing in 2020.

Although the songs upbeat chords and rising melody may seem soothing in its nature, the lyrical content is quite the opposite, with Jakobsen reeling in the bitterness of broken relationships; asking what was all that effort for? “If i could go back in time I’d never go back in time” she declares, placing a clear-cut direction in her stride of moving forward and onto better things.

Speaking about the song she said,

“I imagine a vast pool of ended relationships where both parties sit at their own gloomy ends, greatly disliking or even hating the other. I wanted to write a song with this in mind, that there are often two deflated and angry hearts involved, both feeling the same anger, the same sadness. 

“The song is also a retrospective look at a hard time in my life – my 25th birthday -, with a strong realisation that I would never want to go back, no matter the circumstances. To me it encapsulates a mutual feeling of wasted effort and time toward something that was doomed to fail from the beginning.”

Listen to the new single below!

Jakobsen has also announced a small run of tour dates including a London show at The Slaughtered Lamb. Tickets here.

28th July – 31st July – Cambridge Folk Festival
26th September – Brussels, Witlof Bar
27th September – Utrecht, Tivolivredenburg – Cloud 9
29th September – London, The Slaughtered Lamb

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