TRACK: Hilma Nikolaisen -‘All In (Into The Outset)’: Sereena-Maneesh alumnus brings the psych sunshine

Hilma Nikolaisen, photographed by Elvira Nikolaisen

FORMERLY bassist with Oslo’s premiere psychedelic explorers Sereena-Maneesh, Hilma Nikolaisen has unveiled a carefree, summery tune, “All In (Into The Outset)”, as a teaser for her third solo album, Heritage, out February 12th on Fysisk Format. 

She’s certainly spreading her wings away from the cultish, shoegazey-psych roots of her former home with this one: it’s bright with vitamin D and sass and maybe a little of the Getz/Gilberto vibe, summer hay field picnic psych-pop to the max, with an insouciant whistle leading out. It’s got the sunshine we pretty much all need right now.

It’s the first we’ve heard from Hilma since her single from last year, the delicious, carefree and flute-trillin’ “Maybe Today (Satan)”, which takes a baton passed by Françoise Hardy and Doris and runs gleefully and deliciously with it. That’s also on the album.

If this pretty and pretty wondrous little ditty is a marker of what Heritage has to offer, than we’re in for a Nordic pop treat, with sweet abandon and a real sound of better days to come.

Hilma Nikolaisen’s Heritage will be released by Fysisk Format on February 12th digitally and on vinyl, and is available to order now, here.

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