Sivert Høyem - The Rust

Sivert Høyem - The Rust

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SIVERT HØYEM - THE RUST "You can get anywhere on a full tank of fuel And on an empty heart" These lyrics are taken from Sivert Høyem's new single "The Rust", which will be released September 29. The dark song about love and car-wrecks rusting simultaneously is accompanied by an atmospheric music video, with footage from the recording session. "The Rust" is the first new music to be released from Høyem's solo project in two years and marks the start of the campaign for the upcoming album, On an Island, which will be released January 26, 2024. In September 2021, Sivert and his collaborators moved into the old parish hall, Zoar, in Nyksund, and set up a makeshift studio. It all originated from an idea of doing something "simple and stripped down" with engineer Bjarne Stensli. On an Island was created in spectacular surroundings, in what was once Vesterålen's second largest fishing village. The core of the album was recorded in a hectic 14-day session, mostly as a trio (Sivert, co-producer Christer Knutsen and drummer Børge Fjordheim) and mixed by industry legend, Tchad Blake. There is a strong emphasis on live performance, and accidental noises, creaking floor boards and the sound of possible ghosts are all kept in the mix. It sounds timeless, immediate and raw, like you’re being transported to Vesterålen in September, when the nights are long and cold. Sivert Høyem has always had a melancholic streak. "In Edvard Munch's time, it was a diagnosis," he points out. On his new album he has also found a form of "northern gothic" that is perhaps particularly prominent on the album's first release.