Siv Jakobsen – ‘Romain’s Place’

Siv Jakobsen announces new album Gardening / Releases new single ‘Romain’s Place’

Siv Jakobsen - Romain's Place
Siv Jakobsen image via Jørgen Nordby

Norwegian singer and musician Siv Jakobsen has announced her new album Gardening due out January 2023. Additionally, she has released a new single ‘Romain’s Place’ and three additional tracks completing her Gardening, Pt. 1 EP.

Acclaimed Norwegian musician Siv Jakobsen has announced her third album Gardening and shares a new single, ‘Romain’s Place’ and three additional tracks. The four tracks follow the recently shared ‘Birthday’ and ‘Most of the Time.’ As a whole, the 6-track collection make up the Gardening, Pt. 1 EP.

As for the single, ‘Romain’s Place’ is a delicate and peaceful piece of prose that examines the scars left by a failed relationship. Accompanied by lush harps, trumpets, and soaring string arrangements, Jakobsen effortlessly sings with tenderness and passion.

Speaking on the lyrical inspiration behind “Romain’s Place”, Jakobsen said:

“Right before the pandemic hit, I was on a small tour and found myself back in a city I used to call home. I hadn’t been back since I left it (and the relationship I had there) behind a good few years ago. I felt quite shocked with how my body and mind reacted to being back and realised quickly that I had some emotional unpacking to do. I was staying with my friend Romain at the time, and for me, my time in his apartment encapsulates this realisation and the start of me dealing with these ghosts from my past that had laid dormant for a while. I was so overwhelmed at the time that it felt as if I was going crazy. I really did feel haunted, as if I had jumped into a time machine and was somehow back in the past.”

‘Romain’s Place’ (and Gardening, Pt. 1) is available today on all streaming services. Gardening will be released on January 20, 2023 via The Nordic Mellow.

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