SOUND OF FREYA

Short presentation

Songwriter and artist Hilde Merete Øverby

Album «Sound of Freya» - release date 4.6.21



Hilde has yoiked with Mikkel Gaup, sung in the Northern Lights Cathedral with Lars Bremnes in support of refugees, had a concert in front of Parliament as a result of her burning commitment to Nature and the Environment.

At her concerts in the North, she has met a colorful, vibrant musical, creative environment that led her to the album SOUND OF FREYA, which will finally be released on 4.6.

Hilde has made most of the album's songs over beautiful poetic melancholic lyrics from the northern Norwegian lyricist Anita Adiana Boucht.


On the album Sound of Freya, Hilde sticks to the same Americana, Country-Folk landscape as on her previous album (Moods Change). The use of acoustic instruments is still prominent, but this time spiced with several elements inspired by Pan Studio in addition to Sami yoik and presence in the title track itself.


The title track "Sound of Freya" is in a duet with Piera Jovnna Somby and the song Hilde has written over his "Trip Hop Joik" as a foundation - in sum this gives a touch of New Age, and the song stands out from the rest of the production.

The album is colored by top studio musicians and high quality production (Pan Studio).


Hilde has this time collaborated with Pan Studio (Tron Arild Syversen, Helene Edler Lorentzen).


With her on the album, she brings with her a bunch of fantastically talented studio musicians such as Børge Petersen-Øverleir (guitars), Jørun Bøgeberg (bass), Paolo Vinaccia (drums), Tron Arild Syversen (keyboards, Pan Studio), Helene Edler Lorentzen (choir, percussion, Pan Studio), Hans Ulviken (bass Feather in the Wind), Jon Egil Ramslie (guitar and harmonica on Feather in the Wind). Per Egeli (drums Feather in the Wind), Piera Jovvna Somby (yoik Sound of Freya, percussion and basic beat).


Hilde has also lured Øyvind Elgenes (Elg) in a duet on Moments, single release 14.5.21.

The album is mixed by Pan Studio and mastered by Peer Espen Ursfjord.


SONGWRITER HILDE MERETE ØVERBY

Hilde's genre connection is within the music map Americana - which contains elements of various American music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R & B and blues. The use of acoustic instruments is a vital part of her expression.

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SINGLE RELEASE 7.5.21 
Feather in the wind
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Melody and lyric Hilde Merete Øverby


The song is about fleeting infatuation between people, the fear of bonding, the pursuit of the next.

Melodi and lyric written by Hilde Merete Øverby

Guitar and harmonica : Jon-Egil Ramslie, Hilde Merete Øverby
Bass: Hans Ulviken
Drums: Per Egeli
Keyboard: Tron Syversen

Arrangements Tron Syversen, Hilde Merete Øverby

Produced by Pan Studio

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SINGLE RELEASE 14.5.21
Moments featured Øivind (ELG) Elgenes
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Melody Hilde Merete Øverby

Lyric Anita Boucht

The song is about capturing time and nurturing and enjoying the love of the moment

Guitar: Børge Petersen-Øverleir
Bass: Jørund Bøgeberg
Drums: Paolo Vinaccia
Vocal: Hilde Merete Øverby
Keyboard: Tron Syversen
Choir: Helene Edler Lorentzen, Hilde Merete Øverby

Arrangements Tron Syversen, Hilde Merete Øverby

Produced by Pan Studio

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SINGLE RELEASE  21.5.21
LAST LOVE
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Melody Hilde Merete Øverby
Lyric Anita Boucht

There is no last love.
This song is about eternal love and meeting our beloved again and again and again ..

Guitar: Børge Petersen-Øverleir
Bass: Jørund Bøgeberg
Drums: Paolo Vinaccia
Vocal: Hilde Merete Øverby
Keyboard: Tron Syversen
Choir: Hilde Merete Øverby

Arrangements Tron Syversen, Hilde Merete Øverby

Produced by Pan Studio

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SINGEL RELEASE 28.5.21
Prisoner of time
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Melody Hilde Merete Øverby
Lyric Anita Boucht

The song is about being caught in time and relationships with oneself and others around them in this state.

Guitar: Børge Petersen-Øverleir
Bass: Jørund Bøgeberg
Drums: Paolo Vinaccia
Vocal: Hilde Merete Øverby
Keyboard: Tron Syversen
Choir: Hilde Merete Øverby

Arrangements Tron Syversen, Hilde Merete Øverby

Produced by Pan Studio

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Before the wind

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Melody Hilde Merete Øverby

Lyric Anita Boucht

This is about our story, which started long before the wind started to blow, the beginning before the beginning

Musicians:
Guitar: Børge Petersen-Øverleir
Bass: Jørund Bøgeberg
Drums: Paolo Vinaccia
Vocal: Hilde Merete Øverby
Keyboard: Tron Syversen
Choir: Hilde Merete Øverby

Arrangements Tron Syversen, Hilde Merete Øverby

Produced by Pan Studio

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ALBUM RELEASE 4.6.21

Sound of Freya featured Piera Jovvna Somby

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Lyric & Melody Hilde Merete Øverby
Melody Triphop Joik - Piera Jovvna Somby

The song is about the earth's struggle against human consumption and greed. -  The goddess freya ... speaks..

Vocal & choir, melodyline: Hilde Merete Øverby

yoik - Piera Jovvna Somby

On keyboard and arrangements: Håvard Andreas Nyborg Olsen

Guitar: John Arvid Johnskareng
Drums/percussion: Piera Jovnna Somby

Bass: Håvard Andreas Nyborg Olsen & Piera Jovnna Somby
Choir: Hilde Merete Øverby, Helene Edler Loretnzen

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The way I used to
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Melody Hilde Merete Øverby
Lyric Anita Boucht

The song is about looking back on the love of our life with the certainty that it will never resurrect but never be forgotten

Guitar: Børge Petersen-Øverleir
Bass: Jørund Bøgeberg
Drums: Paolo Vinaccia
Vocal: Hilde Merete Øverby
Keyboard: Tron Syversen
Choir: Hilde Merete Øverby

Arrangements Tron Syversen, Hilde Merete Øverby

Produced by Pan Studio

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Hostage in a dream

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Melody Hilde Merete Øverby
Lyric Anita Boucht

The song is about being trapped by the dream, measuring one's life in the unattainable and losing the perspective of what really matters. Free yourself from the past and look ahead without the fences of what may be ..

Guitar: Børge Petersen-Øverleir
Bass: Jørund Bøgeberg
Drums: Paolo Vinaccia
Vocal: Hilde Merete Øverby
Keyboard: Tron Syversen
Choir: Helene Edler Lorentzen, Hilde Merete Øverby

Arrangements Tron Syversen, Hilde Merete Øverby

Produced by Pan Studio


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SINGLE RELEASE 28.5.21
United Hearts

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Melody Hilde Merete Øverby​
Lyric Anita Boucht


The song was made the day after the Paris 2015 terror attack. 
The tragedy, the despair and the story combined with one
lovely text created by my friend Anita Boucht inspired me to create a melody - It was one of the special moments of my life ..

Guitar: John Egil Ramslie

Vocal: Hilde Merete Øverby
Keyboard: Tron Syversen
Choir: Helene Edler Lorentzen, Hilde Merete Øverby

Arrangements Tron Syversen, Hilde Merete Øverby

Produced by Pan Studio

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Melody and Lyric Hilde Merete Øverby
The song is about taking care of nature by freeing it from human greed

Vocal and instruments: Hilde Merete Øverby


Arrangements Hilde Merete Øverby

Produced by Hilde Merete Øverby