Scandinavian Singer-Songwriter Freyr Announces New Album ‘Night And Day’; Releases Title Track and Video
June 2, 2023 BY Danielle Romeo
Scandinavian alternative folk artist Freyr announces his new album, Night and Day, to be released August 25th. On Night and Day, Freyr sonically draws a dividing line through two extremes, light and dark, allowing listeners to explore an entire spectrum of sound and emotion through the album’s 12 tracks.
“When I was making the record, the songs could be easily divided into night and day tunes,” Freyr affirms. “Some have distinctive evening vibes, while others will remind you of daylight; each song embodies the unique feeling of a specific time of day. By capturing short glimpses of life, glimpses that hint at the larger picture, the songs all tell clear stories. I knew what I wanted to explore in this album before I started writing, so this was in my mind throughout the entire creative process. When you listen, you’ll instantly know what kind of life the song lived.”
With this news, he shares the album’s title track, which glides along on breezy guitar and glistening piano as his vocals sooth under cover of starlight. “This song became the standard for the rest of the album,” he says. “It’s open and honest. It has pretty melodies, but it’s also raw. While all the other songs on the album represent night or day, ‘Night and Day’ embodies both. A love song.”
Watch The Video For “Night and Day” Here:
Freyr unveiled his full-length debut, Nicotine Bunker, in 2021, generating millions of streams and earning critical praise. During 2022, he traded Sweden for Germany. Living out of various Airbnbs for nearly five weeks, he conjured up initial ideas for his forthcoming music on his laptop in a state of perpetual motion physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
With Night and Day, Freyr supplies the soundtrack to any time of day with a message. “When you listen to this, I want you to think more about what you want in life,” he leaves off. “I hope it brings out some spontaneous action, intrigue, and good feelings.”
Praise for Freyr:
“Freyr’s delivery has the intimacy of Sufjan Stevens and Sigur Ros, which in itself is enough to take your breath away… one of those voices that sets your soul at ease. The album’s title track is another mellow masterpiece.” – The Revue
“Yet another reason to believe that [Freyr] is one of the best young voices on the folk music scene…taps into a majestic feeling, full of beautiful vocal moments and atmospheric tenderness that you just can’t fake.” – We All Want Someone To Shout For
“the beat of a trip-hop song, the instrumental of an experimental indie track, and the melody and vocals of a great pop-folk song. Altogether, Freyr presents a unique style yet it all sounds quite familiar.” – Where The Music Meets