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Siv Jakobsen

Bullet (Martin Hviid remix)

[GFP Premiere]

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by tom johnson

Remixes tend to do one of two things; ramping things up to bring new texture and temperament to slower songs, or stretching busier songs out to bring a new found sense of quietude. This new Martin Hviid remix of Siv Jakobsen, however, does neither of these things. It certainly frames ‘Bullet‘ within a new frame but it keeps the subtle, delicate shape of its former inclination and slightly transforms it. That intricate grace was what made the original take such a beautiful undertaking and Hviid never tries to move away from it, instead he tenderly adds new brushes of ambient noise and layers the vocal to give it a powerful new sense of assertiveness.

Released ahead of Siv Jakobsen’s forthcoming set of UK dates, and European tour with Ciran Lavery, the new remix acts as a wonderful reminder of the Norwegian’s poignant sense of elegance; graceful, heartening stories brought to life by a songwriter with the most balletic of styles. Listen to the remix now and scroll a little further down to see the full set of tour dates.

Forthcoming UK dates:

31st March – Oakford Social Club, Reading

2nd April – St. Johns Church Hall, Woodbridge

3rd April – Notting Hill Arts Club, London (Communion Club Night)

4th April – The Half Moon, Bishops Stortford

5th April – The Castle Hotel, Manchester

6th April – The Pen Factory, Liverpool

7th April – Jam Café, Nottingham

8th April – Regather Works, Sheffield

14th April – The King’s Head Members Club, London (Mahogany Show)

European dates with Ciaran Lavery:

23rd May – Huize 23 AB, Brussels

24th May – Prinzenbar, Hamburg

25th May – Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin

26th May – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam

27th May – St. Pancras Old Church, London

30th May – BETA, Copenhagen

31st May Debaser Bar Brooklyn, Stockholm

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