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Siv Jakobsen shares new song "Birthday"

09 June 2022, 16:47 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Norwegian singer-songwriter Siv Jakobsen has delivered her second new single of 2022, "Birthday".

After returning last month with "Most Of The Time", Jakobsen has unveiled another new song titled "Birthday", which sees her reflect on her not-so-happy 25th birthday.

Jakobsen explains, "I imagine a vast pool of ended relationships where both parties sit at their own gloomy ends, greatly disliking or even hating the other. I wanted to write a song with this in mind, that there are often two deflated and angry hearts involved, both feeling the same anger, the same sadness."

"The song is also a retrospective look at a hard time in my life - my 25th birthday -, with a strong realisation that I would never want to go back, no matter the circumstances," Jakobsen adds. "To me it encapsulates a mutual feeling of wasted effort and time toward something that was doomed to fail from the beginning."

She's yet to follow up her 2020 album A Temporary Soothing.

Siv Jakobsen's "Birthday" track is out now. She'll play The Slaughtered Lamb in London on 29 September. Visit for tickets.
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