words by tom johnson
You might well have caught Jarle Skavhellen’s “The Ghost In Your Smile” late last year, the brooding folk track introducing its creator to a wider audience, hitting the top of Spotify’s Viral Hits charts both globally and in the US in the process. Full of fiery wonder, the track carries that typical nordic magic at its heart, Skavhellen’s somewhat pained lilt casting a magical glow that spreads out of the speakers to inhabit the world around it.
A fair few months on from the track’s release, we’re very pleased to share its new accompanying video with you today, and it further enriches the mystical prowess of Skavhellen’s work. Shot near his home town of Bergen, and then beautifully illustrated by London’s Treat Studios, the video makes for a truly captivating experience, the kind of subtly enchanting four-minutes that lifts you out of the humdrum of the real world and off to somewhere else entirely.
The song itself is out now; you can check out the new video right here: