In a matter of reviving a classic songwriter spirit, Norwegian folk artist Signe Marie Rustad’s recent record turns a hopeful spirit into artistic courage and a nostalgic feel. For a new edition of our folk column we took the opportunity to chat her up and let her elaborate on the process, going into the tracks of her new record "Particles Of Faith" in detail. Make sure you also head into the playlist, which she co-curated with us for this occasion.
On her debut album "Mouthful Of Glass" the Chicago-based multi-talent gives deep insights into her process of self-reflection putting the colorful world of her mind into sound. Taking over our "For Folk's Sake" series for the first time, NBHAP author Lilly Timme called up Macie Stewart to talk about her journey through almost every musical genre, and how leaving genre boundaries and expectations behind led her to new inspiration.
Experiencing the music of the rising folk artist is an exercise in listening closely and his just released sophomore LP is a particular diamond in that regard. Following up on the subtle art of the acclaimed songwriter in the return of his folk column, NBHAP co-head Andreas caught up with the Australian to talk new sonic encounters, pandemic circumstances and urban challenges on a whole.
On her brand new debut LP "Leftovers", the Canadian songwriter Lauren Spear explores past relationships, musing on the value of romantic love, family ties and friendships, forming a tender narrative in between nostalgia and the nature of affection. For this fresh edition of his folk column, NBHAP author Andreas zoomed up the artist to talk about the various ingredients of music and how we should savour friendships more than we are taught to.
The Brisbane folk duo has come a long way from a low-key DIY project on Soundcloud to a must-know major act gathering large audiences from all around the globe, breathing new life into the challenged genre of smooth guitar folk. Following their recent “Blessings” EP, NBHAP author Andreas zoomed up the two to talk about keeping a positive mindset in pandemic times, songwriting challenges and how to avoid being tied to the indie folk closet.
Despite all popular belief, the idea of folk music is still very much alive, constantly reimagined and shaped anew by artists from every corner of the globe. In this ongoing column we’d like to peek behind the curtains of the heritage of a genre. Celebrating the decennial jubilee of Bon Iver’s self-titled sophomore release, NBHAP author Andreas decided to dig up his thoughts on the pioneering achievement of Justin Vernon’s acclaimed masterpiece.
Despite all popular belief, the idea of folk music is still very much alive, constantly reimagined and shaped anew by artists from every corner of the globe. In honour of the grandmaster’s 80th jubilee, NBHAP author Andreas would like to dedicate the second edition of this ongoing column to the iconic figure of Bob Dylan and the heritage the American folk poet has left us with.
Despite all popular belief, the idea of folk music is still very much alive, constantly reimagined and shaped anew by artists from every corner of the globe. In this ongoing column we’d like to peek behind the curtains of the heritage of a genre. This time NBHAP author Andreas takes a deeper dive into the fourth record of neo-folk mastermind Ben Howard and kindly invites you to follow him around.