Alexander Rybak himself is behind the “Russe-song” to the girls on the Bærum bus “Atlantis”.
Alexander Rybak has made a new «Fairytale» to a group of girls from Bærum.
Text to picture: Alexander Rybak has given the girls on the Bærum bus a new “Fairytale” to hum on. Photo: Torbjørn Berg /Dagbladet
Yesterday he made thousands of ecstatic “Russe-girls” cheering for his latest song. Alexander Rybak has, as many other artists have done before him, made a “Russe-song”.
Yesterday evening around 6.000 people were gathered for the “Russebuss” award at the Telenor Arena in Bærum. 27 busses from Bærum took part in the event where “Russen” showed off their busses, concept and songs for the first time. According to Budstikka.no (local paper), the girls at “Atlantis” got extra big attention when the song was played for the first time in front of the wild audience all dressed in red and blue.
– It’s incredible cool that he did it. The song is incredible catchy and it works surprisingly well as a “Russe-song”. Even if it is a party song, you can still hear the typical Rybak elements, says Susanne Hægeland, who is one of the 24 girls on the bus.
It is not unusual for well-known artists to write special songs for the “Russ”. It is well-known that “Russe-songs” is big business for Norwegian music producers, and usually bring in a lot of revenue. No later than yesterday one producer confirmed to Aftenposten that a package of two “Russe-songs” could cost up to 80.000 NOK.
But the Eurovision winner from two years ago, who is also a former student of Rud School in Bærum, has done all of this for free. Some of the girls at the bus “Atlantis” knew the former Rud-student, and he gladly took the effort despite a busy schedule.
– The “Russebuss” “Atlantis” does have more songs, but Alexander Rybak’s song is clearly the best one. Not to mention that he has done it all for free, Hægeland tells, and adds: “Now we’re real buddies with Rybak. It’s pretty cool!”
– Will he go “rolling ” with you on the bus?
– He didn’t want to come to this event, but we will try to convince him to come with us on some “rolling” later, Hægeland laughs.
If you want to know more about this Norwegian “Russ-celebration” , check out Wikipedia HERE
The lyrics and music video you’ll find HERE
STAR: Former Rud-student Alexander Rybak is behind the “Russe-song” to the girls on «Atlantis», the “Russebuss” from Bærum. Photo: Ulf Hansen