Sea Change - Photo by Ingrid Pop

SEA CHANGE – Photo by Ingrid Pop

Shortly lo-fi electronic pop artist SEA CHANGE played at Norway’s by:Larm Festival, Denmark’s SPOT Festival as well as the UK’s The Great Escape Festival. The Norwegian girl was born with an overnatural facination for tiny instruments, improvised music and synth pop. She has gathered the courage to come out of her home studio to show her strong songs, melodies and emotions. All by herself she creates amazing and beautiful sounds. Enough reasons to introduce you to the wonderful SEA CHANGE.

SPOT is a starting point for what comes next: so what are your plans? What comes next?
I am going on a Germany tour later this spring! And also, doing some festival shows this summer. Looking forward to try some new songs out live. I am also currently writing and recording my first album. I’m really excited about that. It will be out late autumn!

How would you describe your music to a deaf person?
Like a dreamy sci-fi ocean.

What is your main motivation when you write new songs?
It starts with a need to get something out of me, out of the system. After I started writing songs I stopped writing a diary. That says it all I suppose.

Would you rather whisper or shout for the rest of your life?
I would whisper. I think there’s a lot of power in silence if you use it right. In both art and music – silence can give the work an intimacy, and tension that you will never find by shouting everything out loud. There are so many ways to explore silence. Loud is just loud. But I do love loud stuff as well!
In politics of course its harder to always whisper. You need to use other ways to be heard. That might be a good thing, or at least I hope so.

Would you rather be a dragon or have a dragon?
None of them. Dragons are selfish, and too materialistic hehe.. I mean WHY do they need so much gold? But I guess it’s more fun to be a dragon and fly around breathing fire, than have a moody and dangerous animal in the basement.

If you’d have to choose: which of your senses would you rather lose?
Smelling. I guess it can be dangerous if can’t smell things burning, or cant smell that the propane gas tank is leaking. But, I’m willing to take the risk! All the other senses are so close to life quality that I wont give them up.

The music & culture industry is currently about to redefine itself. Do you feel like being completely and utterly at the its mercy, or should things be seen as a chance for artists?
Both. I think in some ways there is a big democratization process happening in the music industry. You HAVE to make good music to be heard. Or at least you have to in the indie -market. Good music will always be popular. And that feels like good and proper path to go. But because there is so many people making music out there you need to think differently to stand out. Is that good for the art or not? I dunno. But restrictions make you more creative, I know that.
But still I hope that Spotify and the other streaming-apps would go for a higher price than they have. 10 pounds for almost all the music in the world is way too cheap. It’s hard, or even impossible for new artists to earn a decent living of this. So off on tour we go, instead of making more music. But of course, as a consumer, Spotify is amazing!
But regardless of this, I’m an optimist about the future of the music industry.