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Siv Jakobsen

A Temporary Soothing


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Siv Jakobsen has built an impressive canon of deep-diving mellow artistry over the last few years, but A Temporary Soothing is her finest album to date. “What would I write about if I don’t fear the fear inside my bones?” she asks in the chorus of the opening track, which builds from a benign acoustic plucking to a swell of cinematic emotion by the song’s close.

A Feeling Felt or a Feeling Made is one of many songs just begging to be part of a sitcom soundtrack, and that’s meant as a compliment. Jakobsen writes songs that are complex and creative, yet at their heart contain such soul that listening to the album feels like a shared journey. Her vast musical palette is showcased through the rolling lilt of “Fraud, Failure, whilst Island” is driven by pedantic percussion. Jakobsen’s gorgeous voice and melancholy songcraft exhibited across A Temporary Soothing will draw you in. (

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