Release Date: Sep 30, 2016
Record label: N/A
Upon turning 40 and reaching his eighth album , the Norwegian Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-producer Thomas Helland effectively sings his life, with 16 songs that reflects the artists who have most inspired him. Mostly, this seems to have been the late Beatles’ lush orchestrations, Jimmy Webb’s classic songwriting and the yearning vocals of ill-fated Beach Boy Dennis Wilson. There are also audible nods to John Grant, Supergrass and, with the sublime 1985, thin-tied powerpop.