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Higher – ARY

I am having a bit of a Norwegian pop moment right now. The shimmering synths, the lovely accents, the major/minor shifts. You can hear a lot of it on Norwegian pop reality competition The Stream – they’ve put an album of beautifully produced covers on Spotify and whoever gets the most plays wins? My favourites are the covers of Yellow and This Year’s Love, which remove all of the landfill-indie era vibes and replace them with chilly Nordic synthpop.

But today’s song is by ARY, who is not on The Stream. I’ve only heard two things by ARY – this song and this incredible, sobering vignette and I am distinctly eager to hear more.

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