The new single by Eide Olsen, ‘Anchored‘, is a stunning display of the singer-songwriter’s artistic prowess. The track is a deeply introspective piece that showcases Olsen’s influences from folk and blues music, evident in the haunting chord structures and the sonic landscape of the song. ‘Anchored‘ is the lead single from Olsen’s upcoming album, ‘My Dear‘, and is a carefully crafted work of art that takes its time to build, allowing the listener to fully immerse themselves in its emotional and introspective world.
The mix of the track is brilliant, courtesy of Eirik Grønner, providing a sense of space that allows reverberating notes to bounce off the stereo field. Olsen’s husky voice fits the tone of his music perfectly and adds to the haunting atmosphere of the song. The chorus is particularly captivating, with its uplifting lyrics and memorable harmonies, leaving a lasting impression on the listener.
Eide Olsen’s origins and influences are evident in his music. As a singer-songwriter based in Norway, his former bands ‘The Scoop‘ and ‘Eddie Olsen and the Gogo Foundation‘ were known for their energetic live performances, giving him the opportunity to hone his craft and develop his unique sound. In addition, his withdrawal from the music scene for several years allowed him to refine his musical style and come back with a renewed sense of purpose.
Eide Olsen and his love for the classics
The influences of folk and blues music on ‘Anchored‘ are a nod to Olsen’s appreciation of the classics. His music is a fusion of old-school reverence and modern production, making it a refreshing addition to the indie music scene. The brilliant songwriting for his latest single is also thanks to his collaboration with Helene Mork. The lyrical narrative explores themes of conquering one’s fear to forge ahead and face whatever life throws at you.
The song ‘Anchored‘ would fit well into a variety of movies and TV shows that require a deeply emotional and dramatic soundtrack. It would be an ideal accompaniment to a dramatic scene in a period piece, such as ‘The English Patient’. The haunting melody and introspective lyrics would also work well in a contemporary drama, such as ‘Breaking Bad‘ where the protagonist’s drive to overcome challenges needs to be conveyed through the music.
Overall, ‘Anchored’ by Eide Olsen is a beautifully crafted song that boasts of global standards of production. The track consolidates the artist’s place as one of the most profound singer-songwriters to emerge from the Norwegian indie music scene.