Monday, July 22, 2019
Sail By Summer - Casual Heaven
William Hut (vocals/guitar) and Jens Kristian (keys/programming) have a magical artistic connection which manifests itself in grand-scale pop tunes inspired by the grandeur of Western Norway and shaded by Nordic melancholy. The project is Sail By Summer, and the fruits of their collaboration are embodied in new album Casual Heaven. The songs melodic and the arrangements are thoughtfully detailed without being fussy. The emotional content is touching and genuine, but doesn't detract from the sonic celebration of the sea, the mountains, the fjords, and the whole of the natural beauty surrounding Bergen. For us, a plane ticket to Norway is out of the question at the moment, but Casual Heaven will tide us over. Quite simply, this music makes our hearts feel good.
Casual Heaven is released via Apollon Records.