Norway’s multi-talented folk/post-rock musician Digvalley (Eirik Bøen Gravdal) might be revving to release his debut full-length in March, but we’ve got a taste of what’s to come with the premiere for his new track “I Gave You Love, You Kept On Dancing”. The song is almost luminous as it enters the sound space, already laden with reverb and an otherworldly quality, even before the vocals hit. Gravdal’s voice comes in, thick and soothing, as the track builds momentum.
Gravdal had quite a bit to say about this release.
“I Gave you Love, You Kept on Dancing” was the hardest song to finish on the upcoming album. And definitely the one that was in the works the longest. I was sitting in a cabin in rural Norway when I first started processing it. Parts of the percussion I processed on a flight layover in Copenhagen. Finished the rest in a studio in Berlin, on the second floor of the largest refugee camp in Europe. Until I ended up back in the cabin to finish off the final vocals. It was quite a journey, and it reflects the track.
The song is part love, part giving up and part breaking up. But mostly giving in. I was initially written through a couple. The destructive kind who always end up pushing each other towards the edge with drugs and alcohol. Maybe they pushed too far.
VOID is set for release on March 24th. Keep up with Digvalley here.