It’s a Genuine, Euphoric Slice of Summer Bliss
Norwegian songwriters Fred Paa Jord have been creating some of the most unique, indie-soul hybrids from their studio in Bergen, drawing influence from music cultures across the globe. Their sound is truly unique, combining elements of soul, funk, jazz and indie in a gorgeous blend that puts us in mind of Butcher Brown or Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Based in Norway, Fred Paa Jord initially started as a jamming affair between guitarist Anders Winsents and drummer Per Elling Kobberstad in early 2019. Their name, translating to “Peace on Earth,” was derived from the title of a demo they recorded – which was inspired by disappointment in the way humans treat the earth and others. After getting started with a minimal microphone set up and eight-track cassette recorder, the group got straight to it – and they haven’t let up since.
Said to be inspired by the joys of owning a city bike, the new single is a pure unadulterated slice of summer. Listen to the track in full below
Photo credit – Maiken Larsen Solholmvik