I Was A King – It's All You

Bear with them as they tune up, the piano gently lilts and you hope that is not heading down a noodly cul-de-sac. But as soon as the 80-second mark is breached a wonderful thing happens to ‘It’s All You’, namely it turns into a cherishable little stomper. Much of the credit must go to lead singer Frode Strømstad’s vocal turn, which squeezes as much melody from his parts as possible. Sufjan Stevens also gets in on the action at some point but I can’t for the life of me work out where exactly. Regardless, this is just one nugget from what should be a delicious self-titled record from the Norweigan band, due out later in the year. KD

I Was A King – It’s All You

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: I Was A King
Year: 2009

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