Norwegian indie rock band Highasakite has released Acoustic Versions, a four-track EP out now via Propeller Recordings with songs from Camp Echo, their wildly popular album released in May of this year, which has garnered over 13 million streams on Spotify to date.
The spellbinding release features lush and flowing piano and Ingrid Helene Håvik’s crystalline vocals to present otherworldly interpretations of each song. Recorded live from Propeller Studios in Oslo, all within a few hours, the EP calls on a selection of analogue equipment and pianos, including an Ed Seiler upright, tack piano, Bechstein Grand, pump-organ, and zither.
“As Ingrid, Marte and I gathered in Propeller Music Division’s main studio to record the EP, we started with a talk about what sound we should pursue,” explains producer Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim. “It was clear that we all wanted something else other than a traditional, pure acoustic sound. We were up for experimentation.”
The band has been traveling across the globe, selling out shows wherever their feet land; The year culminates in a top-billed performance at the 23rd Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11. The event is televised to more than 100 countries, 300 million households and also streamed live on YouTube, with Highasakite joining the ranks of countless Nobel alumni including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Florence and the Machine and Rihanna.
Feast your eyes on the in-studio of their breathtaking acoustic performance of “Golden Ticket”:
Purchase Acoustic Versions: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/acoustic-versions-ep/id1176481719