WIDE OPEN COUNTRY PREMIERES NEW SINGLE FROM NORWAY’S THE NORTHERN BELLE
“The Northern Belle, a seven-piece Norwegian folk band, drew inspiration from everyone from Fleetwood Mac and the Beach Boys to Nashville stars Kacey Musgraves and Erin Rae on their forthcoming album (out August 28). In the spring of 2019, lead singer Stine Andreassen traveled to Nashville for three months to write the songs on We Wither, We Bloom, the band’s third studio album and the first to be released internationally.”
– Wide Open Country
WE WITHER, WE BLOOM
OUT AUG 28
Check out more press for The Northern Belle
“Remember It” Feature via The Autumn Roses
New Music To Know This Week via Refinery 29
The Mix Bag Playlist via Last Day Deaf
Interview via Country Music News International
Feature on Women of Substance Podcast
Live Stream via The Boot
Live Stream via Sweetheart PR
RIYL: Erin Rae, Kacey Musgraves, Phoebe Bridgers and Marit Larsen,
The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Glen Campbell
The Northern Belle. Photo by Julie Marie Nagelstad.
Written as an examination of personal relationships, the new album by The Northern Belle is aptly titled We Wither, We Bloom. The Norwegian septet is among the pioneers of the nordicana scene that has been gaining momentum in the US the last few years. Fronted by prolific singer-songwriter Stine Andreassen (also of folk quartet Silver Lining) and armed with pedal steel, slide guitar, lush harmonies, a string quartet and their secret weapon, the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, The Northern Belle have developed their own unique brew of pop-oriented americana and folk music. Imagine Fleetwood Mac fronted by Jenny Lewis in a country mood.
Brimming with melodic tunes and clever lyrics, We Wither We Bloom is the band’s third studio album, albeit the first to be released internationally. Having made the difficult decision to quit her day job to pursue music, Andreassen and The Northern Belle received widespread praise and a Spellemann nomination (Norwegian Grammy) for the 2018 album Blinding Blue Neon. In the spring of 2019, Andreassen traveled to Nashville for three months to write the follow-up. The welcoming and thriving music scene found east of the Cumberland River sparked a creative songwriting spell that resulted in this inspired collection of tracks. The distance from home allowed for new views on friends, family, love, loss and homesickness, resulting in the band’s most personal album to date.
Constantly evolving as a band, The Northern Belle’s sound in 2020 is inspired by contemporary acts such as Erin Rae, Kacey Musgraves, Phoebe Bridgers and Marit Larsen, as well as legends such The Beach Boys, The Byrds and Glen Campbell. All resulting in a record that pays tribute to its inspirations while also showing true originality.
“Remember It” and “Gemini” are out now via Die With Your Boots On Records.
To set up an interview with The Northern Belle, or get your hands on hi-res photos, press passes, or any other assets, contact Sweetheart PR Publicist Rachel Hurley.