Dagny is readying a trilogy of mini-albums after releasing her latest single, Ray-Bans.
The first instalment of the Norwegian star’s latest project, titled ‘Elle’, is set for release later this year and features eight tracks, including the singles Heartbreak In The Making and Same Again (For Love).
It also includes her latest track, of which she says: “Inspired by the ‘90s melodic and melancholic pop; Ray-Bans offers a different mood and shows a slightly more vulnerable side than some of my previous music. I hope it can soundtrack the melancholia of the autumn, for those who might need it.”
She adds of the upcoming project: “I’ve always been a bit nonchalant about the concept of a ‘difficult second record’, but I had to eat my words a little here. I didn’t want to write the same album over again, but finding new things to inspire me musically and personally – turned out to be more challenging than first expected.”
“Having experimented with a variety of sounds, emotions and subjects, I had all these songs that meant something to me, but I needed to find a way to put them all together in an album. Not wanting to limit myself creatively or emotionally, I started playing around with the concept of different alter egos or amplified versions of myself, as ways of organising the songs. I’ve never been one to over-share personal details, so telling stories (some personal, some not) through characters like ‘Elle’ felt like an exciting way to get my thoughts, emotions & experiences into new songs.”
Listen to Ray-Bans below.
Meanwhile, Dagny will hit the road for a UK and EU tour next spring, with stops in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Before then, she’ll play her largest headline show to date at Oslo’s 10,000-capacity Spektrum Arena on November 18.
Tickets are on sale now. The full list of shows is below.
18 – Spektrum Arena, Oslo
3 – O2 Academy Islington, London
4 – LES ETOILES, Paris
6 – Tollhuistuin, Amsterdam
8 – Frannz Club, Berlin
9 – Lille Vega, Copenhagen
11 – Nalen, Stockholm
12 – Academy, Dublin