Hello friends. 🙂
Today I’m doing something I haven’t done in a while: I’m participating in a blog tour. It’s been several years since the last one I was part of, and this one is different from any of the ones I’ve done in the past as THIS one is for a CD and not a book. Ah, but its a beautiful CD by a beautiful and talented artist with a beautiful voice.
Today I’m talking about Solveig Leithaug and her newly released album, “Time”.
I was introduced to Solveig’s music a few years back when I first heard the song “Everything has its Season” on a Gaither music video. I absolutely fell in love with it! Not just the melody, but the beautiful rhythms and rhyme patterns, and the heart-felt lyrics that gave the song its body and soul.
Here. Have a listen for yourself. 😀
If any of my close friends read this post, you know well the type of music I love, and yes, I truly fell in love with this song, as well as the singer’s voice (though at the time I couldn’t remember her name.) I knew, though, that I had to find more of this music. I simply had to! And so began an internet search for and my discovery of this lovely woman’s beautiful music.
Then in April I actually was granted an opportunity which allowed me to actually see her play live, and then even briefly meet her! I was, of course, entranced. And as soon as I learned that there was to be a blog Tour for her new CD, I asked to please be included! I couldn’t wait to help spread the news and her music to all of my friends!
Below you’ll find her BIO, as well as a video interview and the music video for this Album’s name-sake, the song “Time”. Please enjoy! And expect a review on the CD itself a little later this week. (I received my copy a few days ago, and have only just had the chance to listen to it, so I’m still writing up an official “review post” for it. 😉 Keep your eyes peeled!)
“Blending a mature adult contemporary sound with some Americana influence, Norwegian artist Solveig Leithaug has given fans a steady stream of heartfelt melodies since the mid-‘80s when she had a deal with Word Records. These days, she’s reaching fans as an indie artist with an impressive catalog and an enjoyable new release, Time. Leithaug’s buoyant, acoustic songs, such as Lift You Up and Simple Things, are filled with equal measures of truth and encouragement. Other favorites include the title track and the beautiful opener Supermoon.” ~ CCM Magazine
Time highlights guest vocals by Anthony Skinner, Cindy Morgan, Kelly Willard and Solveig’s daughter Kari Julianna. Eight of the project’s eleven songs are new and were written by Solveig with award-winning songwriters such as: Reba Rambo-McGuire, Cindy Morgan, Sarah Hart, Anthony Skinner, and Kelly Willard.
Time was produced by Steve Hindalong and features some of Nashville’s finest musicians including Jeff Taylor, Stu Garrard, Matt Slocum, and others along with Solveig’s signature acoustic guitars.
Please enjoy this interview between Solvieg Leithaug and Karen Powers below. 😀