All These Years
When the 19-year-old Norwegian Thomas Dybdahl released his two first EPs “Bird” & “John Wayne” in 2000-2001 he appeared as nothing but a small blip on the musical radar in Norway. Interest was peaked somewhat by the single Love’s Lost, but it wasn’t until his debut album “…that great October sound” in 2002 that he got peoples attention for real.
With a dogmatic one-microphone-only approach, a soulful tenor voice, an intimate acoustic sound and good songs he soon found his way onto the airwaves in Norway. What followed was a slew of great reviews, awards and eventually a growing fan base all over the world.
On the 20th of September, Thomas Dybdahl released his single ‘45’. Recorded in Thomas’ 1micadventure studio in Stavanger, Norway, the song was co-produced with long-time collaborator and studio partner Håvard Rosenberg, known for his productions for urban and hip hop artists in Norway. During the recordings of ‘45’, the two used an old Tandberg 2 track recorder Thomas inherited from his grandfather, on which all guitars were recorded.
On this tape recorder, Dybdahl and Rosenberg found old recordings of Thomas’ father and uncles discussing
their dreams for their future as kids in the 1960s. This conversation inspired the lyrical theme of the new single – a take on the old ‘get the hell out of this small
town, before it’s too late’ tale, as well as a contemplation on own ambition and goals while getting older. Some things you might not be able to do for yourself, but maybe there’s a chance to help someone else achieve their dreams.