Norwegian singer/songwriter talent Jarle Skavhellen likes things pure and a bit old-fashioned which explains the traditional sound of his upcoming debut album The Ghost In Your Smile. Echoing artists like Sufjan Stevens and José Gonzelez during their earlier days, the young man from Oslo prefers to stick to the acoustic folk sounds of the genre’s history. It results in melancholic little acoustic gems like Pilots about which the artist says:

‘This is maybe my most personal song so far. It’s all about a friendship gone awry, and the need to preserve the good memories instead of letting the past be tainted by the present.’

Today we’re debuting the gentle music video for it, created by Mallory Brayman. Jarle Sakvhellen thinks that it captures the previously mentioned feeling very well and we pretty much agree. The delicate animations are a fitting visualization for this haunting melancholic piece that feels like the fitting musical soundtrack for winter’s harsh final days we’re facing right now. The Ghost In Your Smile arrives on May 11 via Nettwerk Music Group and you can start to prepare yourself for it right now with the help of this lovely lyric video for Pilots.