Norwegian duo Alfred Hall might be a new name to some of us here in the UK, but the that’ll more than likely change very soon with the release of their Safe & Sound EP on March 25th, the first time their music has come out here.
The pair, engineering undergrad Hans Thomas, and medical student Bjørn Tveit are childhood friends who have known each other since they were 10 years old, but it was only in 2009 that they decided to pair up and make music together. With over 3 million pairs on Spotify, and placement on the trailer for Ricky Gervais’s Netflix vehicle Derek.
Safe and Sound has this rather glorious, smoky quality about it. It’s blessed with this soaring, ethereal melody that genuinely floats over the pulsating backing, and a chorus that is so subtely stirring you’re prepared to do virtually anything to get just a little bit more of it.
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