WHAT’S LEFT IS FOREVER, THOMAS DYBDAHL’S DEBUT, SET FOR MAY 6 U.S. RELEASE
ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE ON KCRW’S ‘MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC’ 5/15
“I NEVER KNEW WHAT I DIDN’T KNOW WOULD KILL ME” ANNOUNCED AS KCRW SONG OF THE DAY WITH FREE DOWNLOAD AT KCRW.COM 5/6
NEW SHOWS IN SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCED
Album pre-order available starting today with an instant download of
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May 1, 2014 — Hollywood, CA— Acclaimed Norwegian singer-songwriter Thomas Dybdahl will make his Strange Cargo/Manhattan Records debut with What’s Left Is Forever, scheduled for U.S. release in one-week on May 6. Produced by four-time GRAMMY® winner Larry Klein, What’s Left Is Foreverdebuted at No. 1 on the Norwegian album chart last fall and the first single, “This Love Is Here To Stay,” climbed to No. 2 on the radio airplay chart there.
Popular Los Angeles radio station KCRW has been championing Thomas’ unique sounds while spinning his latest single, “This Love Is Here To Stay” on its station. Thomas will perform an acoustic version of the song on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on May 15. In addition, on May 6 the track “I Never Knew What I Didn’t Know Would Kill Me” will be featured as the KCRW Song of the Day and will be available for a free download from KCRW.com.
Thomas will be performing a residency in Los Angeles, CA throughout the month of May, including at Chris Douridas’ KCRW School Night. He also will be traveling to San Francisco to perform at the Brick + Mortar Music Hall on Monday, May 12th.
His single, “This Love Is Here To Stay” was featured in Showtime’s House of Lies as well as on the critically-acclaimed House of Lies Soundtrack. Dybdahl’s “1 Mic 1 Take” music video for “This Love Is Here To Stay,” shot live in Capitol Records’ historic Studio A, can be seen now on VEVO: http://www.vevo.com/watch/GBUV71400243
Dybdahl’s distinctive voice and bewitching songs of love and loss have already earned him praise in the UK, with the NME declaring him as “Norway’s answer to Nick Drake” and Q Magazine hailing Dybdahl as “one of the most talented singer-songwriters.” Thomas will celebrate the stateside release of What’s Left Is Forever with a series of Los Angeles appearances, performing at Chris Douridas’s School Night! at Bardot on May 5 and settling into Hotel Cafe for a month long, Wednesday night residency (May 7, 14, 21 and 28).
Recorded in Los Angeles and Norway, What’s Left Is Forever features a remarkable supporting cast of musicians – including drummer Jay Bellerose (Bob Dylan, Primal Scream), keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (The Rolling Stones, My Chemical Romance) and strings provided by Vince Mendoza (Joni Mitchell, Björk). The collection swings from the almost ethereal to the more upbeat – soundscapes for a new generation, underpinned with seemingly effortless prowess. “But We Did” slowly spiders out from a pensive strum into a soft, shuffling lover’s pact. “Man On A Wire,” a sinuous meditation on the emotional attachments we make as we advance through life, comes in with all breathy vocals before surging into an up-tempo chorus that aligns itself with the likes of The Blue Nile and Bon Iver and “Soulsister” evolves from a simple instrumental beginning into one of the stunning highlights of the album.
UPCOMING THOMAS DYBDAHL SHOWS:
May 5 Los Angeles, CA @ School Night!
May 7 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
May 12 San Francisco, CA @ Brick + Mortar
May 14 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
May 21 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
May 28 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
What’s Left Is Forever – Track Listing
This Love Is Here To Stay
Running On Fumes
Man On A Wire
I Never Knew That What I Didn’t Know Could Kill Me
But We Did
This Next Wave Is A Big One