Norwegian singer-songwriter Simen Mitlid ploughs a similar musical furrow to acts like Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes, but also embodies a folkish, Scandinavian savoir faire on his new single Reality Tsars.
The track features on his new album Neutral which came out September 13th and seamlessly places his vocals as the anchor point of the song. From his soft but insistent tones flows a rich vocal melody, as the mainly organic arrangement and upbeat ambiance invites favourable comparisons with Simon & Garfunkel. The rich bass tones, electronic undercurrents and lyrical dexterity are more in tune with Belle & Sebastian at times, but the infusion of Nordic pop nous makes Reality Tsars a very modern affair.
Simen Mitlid’s Reality Tsars is available now via Koke Plate to stream or download on all major platforms. Follow Mitlid on his Facebook and Twitter socials for information on the listening to the song. You can also pick up his Neutral album in vinyl format on Bandcamp.