Over the last years, Randi Tytingvåg has proofed to be one of Norway’s – and even Europe’s – most interesting artists. Her first albums „Let Go“ and „Red“ featured a unique blend of Chanson, Folk and Jazz, taking the hearts of thousands of fans by storm.
„Grounding“ (2012) presented the charismatic singer as a mature songwriter with the skills to come up with a new take on contemporary Scandinavian/British pop. So far Randi Tytingvåg’s career has known no restraints in style, her approach is playful and open-minded.
She is a strong storyteller with emotional depth. This is a side of her that now has become even more important. Sadly Randi Tytingvåg lost her unborn child last year. Suffering from sorrow and grief, she was looking for a way to express those feelings and found it in her music. It’s a delicate and eminently private subject, but Randi Tytingvåg is an artist through and through, music is her language and „Lights Out“ is her therapy.
She is making a point of breaking the taboo that’s associated with the death of a child in our time, breaking the silence with her voice. Touching the listener with openhearted English lyrics, the five intense songs assembled on the EP show a completely new musical side of Randi Tytingvåg.
After successfully adapting chanson, jazz and pop, Randi Tytingvåg now draws her inspiration from American folk and blues. The melancholy of the banjo is central to the records intimate atmosphere, accompanied by acoustic guitar, slideguitar and piano, while Randi Tytingvågs beautiful voice keeps it all together. “Lights Out” often reminds one of a Norwegian version of Norah Jones in her early days.