Alexander Rybak – Petter Katastrofe – Typisk Norsk (Typical Norwegian)

KATASTROFE teams up with Alexander Rybak on a new mega hit!

“I am a big fan of Rybak. When we needed a fiddle in the song, who else could we ask than the boss himself. He was positive and said yes” – Petter Katastrofe

It was a radio premier on the song this Tuesday the 24.
You can listen to the interview with Petter Katastrofe and the song on mP3. “Typisk Norsk” from 04.44.23.

 

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Source: Norwegian Press release (English translation below by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett) 

KATASTROFE has been streamed more than 50 million times. That makes him one of Norway`s most played artists.
Before the summer of 2015 he had great expectations of his new single “Hinanden ikke” (Each other not) a humorous Danish-Norwegian party song in a familiar style. People in the business gave him a standing ovation. This was the song that was supposed to incorporate him in the Danish music market. Some claimed it would be the biggest summer hit. Others said that “Hinanden ikke” (Each other not) would be Katastrofe’s ticket to the Roskilde festival. Because now he had finally reached the major league. “Bleik og sur” (Pale and angry), “Maria” and “Pattaya” were super hits. Katastrofe had done the impossible; the fourth mega hit was produced.

But something went wrong. Roskilde never called. “Hinanden ikke” (Each other not) didn’t become a major hit. It didn’t incorporate him in the Danish music market.

After having dried his tears, helped a lot by the late summer’s success “Elektrisk” (Electric) together with Marcus & Martinus, Katastrofe has got back on his feet. Stripped down, behind the piano and candlelight, he explains it best himself in this promo on Youtube

More eager than ever he will again conquer the hit lists. This time together with the whole of Norway’s own Alexander Rybak.

The song, “Typisk Norsk” (Typical Norwegian) is this year’s afterski anthem and is released on November 27. It’s a reference to Gro Harlem Brundtland’s famous quote: “It’s typical Norwegian to be good”,  and it is produced by GoToGuy (Kristoffer Tømmerbakke and Erik Smaaland).

This time we’re not so sure that the song will be a big hit in Denmark. What we’re certain of however, is that Katastrofe has done it again.

This post is also available in Norsk.

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