Oskar Nordbø combines elements of folk, indie, and country to craft his very own, unique sound of indie-folk. Gravitating towards honest and organic productions, Oskar draws inspiration from masterminds such as Bon Iver, Tallest Man on Earth, and Phoebe Bridgers, resulting in a rough, edgy soundscape with catchy melodies, well-crafted lyrics, all wrapped in beautiful melancholy.
After a whole series of ups, with a new romantic relationship, a completed bachelor’s degree in economics and recording of new music, things suddenly changed for Oskar. The relationship ended in a breakup, the new manager stopped making contact, and a lot of difficult existential questions about meaning and identity flooded his mind. After a long and difficult period, Oskar heard about a modern monastery that was to be reopened in Oslo, which caught his interest. Oskar, who had previously put aside the Christian faith he had grown up with, was now in a desperate search for answers and decided to give the community a chance. Could this be a way to find answers to all the questions Oskar had?
This journey builds the foundation and works as the recurring theme for his debut album “The Flood”; the search for identity, to find yourself and to find God. “The Flood” delivers 12 personal stories about this journey. In a landscape rarely challenged by innovative talents, “The Flood” beautifully proclaims that indie-folk is not manifested in one sound. Showcasing classic folk songs like “Amigo” and “Please Leave Me”, the summerly “Norwegian Summer” as well as atmospheric, instrumental-focused tunes like “The Flood II” and “The Flood III” the new album delivers a varied interpretation of indie-folk, carried by Oskar’s captivating vocals. “The Flood” can be described as a journey through the emotions that is best experienced from start to finish.
To showcase the album Oskar recently revealed his release concert at “Kulturkirken Jakob” on the 25th of November.