Sondre Lerche is out with the music video to his new single ‘Domino’, off the Norwegian artist’s eponymous sixth album, out soon. Watch via YouTube below.
Sondre Lerche’s camp checked in with news about the singer’s follow-up to 2009’s ‘Heartbeat Radio’ on his official web site earlier this month. They write:
First, as you may know, Sondre’s been hard at work in the studio with producers Kato Ådland and Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Spoon, Dirty Projectors), and we’re pleased to announce that he’s completed the recording of a brand new album! The new release will be coming your way in 2011 — check this site for updates.
Sondre Lerche co-wrote and sang the song ‘Dear Laughing Doubters’, which concludes the new Steve Carrel, Paul Rudd, Zack Galifinakis and Jemaine Clement starring movie ‘Dinner For Schmucks’, directed by Jay Roach. The film opens in the US on Friday (July 30). Check Amazon.com to buy the digital track when it becomes available. Sondre wrote about penning the song on his MySpace on Monday:
Now, writing words for a song in a movie is the hardest thing cause they always start out telling you, don’t feel the need to comment on any of the action or characters on the screen – just knock yourself out! So you start off free and random, try to find direction and feeling without making contact with what’s happening in the scene.
Needles to say, the moment you present your first draft everybody starts having very specific opinions about it all and with each new draft it’s either too random, too on-the-nose, too sad, too sweet, too busy, too bad. Now things are getting exciting cause you’re discussing the endless possibilities and details of the song with people who are even more deeply invested in the project than you are yourself. The director, Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet The Parents), had lots of helpful and nuanced thoughts on how songs represent characters and their view on life. Of course this part of the process can be a frustrating too, cause you’re constantly being challenged and pushed to make it work better in the context of the film.
The entire post at MySpace has since been removed.
Sondre Lerche joined Regina Spektor on stage during her show in Oslo last Thursday (December 10), for their first ever live rendition of the song ‘Hell No’, from the ‘Dan In Real Life’ soundtrack. Watch it via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
Sondre Lerche is out with the music video to his new single ‘Heartbeat Radio’, the title track and first release from the Norwegian singer-songwriter’s fifth album, out now on Rounder Records. Watch the Kate Barker directed video via YouTube below.