Now down to a duo of Ingrid Helene Håvik and Trond Bersu - something we hinted at following the ups and downs the band experienced during the making of last album Camp Echo - "Out Of Order" isn't quite a reset for Highasakite, but about marrying up where the the pair are now with where the project started, just the core of Håvik and Bersu in a room doing what they love.
The track has a warmth that much of Camp Echo didn't have; Håvik's anger and confusion replaced by passion and trust. She sings, searchingly, of waiting and being on hold, of wanting a connection and finding - and keeping - love. And there's one key line that resonates above the chiming guitars, swelling synths and the boom of drums: "And I will bring my baby home..." Not quite happiness all around, but a significant step in a healing process.
“As success grew, I kind of lost sight of it all – of why I was making music, or why people were even listening,” Håvik explains. “I remember writing ‘Lover, Where Do You Live’ in a rehearsal room with Trond [circa 2011]. In that moment, it felt as though the song burnt within me – like I was singing with purpose, and pain that was too heavy to wear. It was important for me to find my way back to that point. I had to get back to the core.”
Having found their soul again, we can hope that this new phase of Highasakite brings more music like this.