Beautiful Obsession: Sondre Lerche – “I’m Always Watching You/I’m Always Watching Too”

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Sondre Lerche

“I’m Always Watching You/I’m Always Watching Too”

New York-based, Norwegian artist Sondre Lerche has released a new single and it’s follow-up, and both are strangely beautiful and creepy at the same time.  Lerche states about the two:

“The night before I was going to record I’m Always Watching You, I awoke from dream about the song. In the dream the song was slower, anchored by a sluggish dub-groove, and a narrative that was turning on me: I was being watched. I had been found out. It proved impossible to bridge the dream with the more natural, realistic version that became the original take on the song. But I couldn’t let go of the dream, and the hazy recording I made on my phone in the middle of that night became my guide for a different take on the same dream. A response, of sorts: I’m Always Watching You Too.”

What happens is this strange ‘shout and response’, Lerche takes the subject of obsession and then sets it on its head, similar to the way that Frida from Abba did on her hit, “There’s Something Going On.”  In Lerche’s video, he is the watcher, while, in the response song, he is the one being watched.  This is tremendous and deep music.  Lerche’s voice is smoky-jazz yet he uses in the best ways possible.  He can sing anything from jazz and pop to ambience and electronic.  Check him out: he really is a treasure.  Seldom has obsession sounded so good.

2017 TOUR DATES
4.12.2017 Boston MA @ The Sinclair
4.13.2017 Hamden CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
4.14.2017 Philadelphia PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
4.15.2017 New York City NY @ Bowery Ballroom
4.17.2017 Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
4.19.2017 Detroit MI @ Shelter
4.20.2017 Toronto ON @ The Garrison
4.21.2017 Cleveland Heights OH @ Grog Shop
4.22.2017 Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall
4.23.2017 Davenport IA @ The Village Theatre
4.25.2017 Minneapolis MN @ 7th Street Entry
4.28.2017 Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
4.29.2016 Seattle WA @ Columbia City Theater
4.30.2017 Portland OR @ Star Theater
5.2.2017 San Francisco CA @ The Independent
5.4.2017 Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour
5.5.2017 Anaheim CA @ The Parish at House of Blues
5.6.2017 Phoenix AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
5.10.2017 Austin TX @ Antone’s
5.11.2017 Houston TX @ White Oak Music Hall
5.12.2017 Dallas TX @ Club Dada
5.13.2017 New Orleans LA @ One Eyed Jacks

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