Kyrre Bjørdal Sæther – Lost In Love
Music, as we know, has an incredible power to transport us to new and wonderful places. Just as the way in which a certain smell can bring back memories long forgotten, so often certain sounds and tones do the same thing. Admittedly, this is subjective. We all come from different places, have all been shaped by different experiences, and as such the way we are moved and influenced by these things is going to be different from one person to the next. I say this because when I sat down to listen to Kyrre Bjørdal Sæther’s ‘Lost In Love’, all kinds of memories came flooding back to me. There is something in Sæther’s tone and production that manages to look back to a classic rock sound, while adding to it a modern feel that makes sure it is never simply treading over old ground. As a result, ‘Lost In Love’ is an entirely accessible rock anthem that immediately feels familiar and enjoyable, while also firmly recognises that we are all very much in the here and now, all moving forward into new things. From the opening notes, there is a brooding darkness, with its long guitar notes and deep piano which provides a solid underbelly to the song. Kyrre Bjørdal Sæther’s voice has a softness and sensitivity that draws the listener in with a welcoming tone, gradually leading into a chorus that is soaring, uplifting, and the kind of melody that will latch itself in your head and have you humming it to yourself for the rest of the day.