Listen to Lorraine "When I Return To The World"

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After a couple of false starts, Norwegian trio Lorraine is shooting once again for international success with their excellent new single "When I Return To The World" that will be released in the U.K. on May 19. The song is taken from the group's long-awaiting debut album, tentatively titled "Pop Noir," that is scheduled for release this summer.

Hailing from Bergen, Norway, Lorraine are Ole Gunnar Gundersen (vocals), Anders Winsents (guitar) and Paal Myran Haaland (keyboards, programming). They first hit the European music scene in 2003 with songs like "Perfect Cure" and "Echoes," followed more recent work such as "Italian Girlfriend" and "Transatlantic Flight." After parting way with Columbia Records, they now have a deal with Waterfall Records UK to bring  their music to the masses. Their influences include Depeche Mode, a-ha, Pet Shop Boys and New Order.

"When I Return To The World" is an epic slice of '80s inspired pop-rock that is interspersed with the sound of Indian sitars that gives it a timeless and exotic flavor. The single is backed with a brand new track 'Beyond Sky', plus a remix package from current club darlings The Camel Rider and Manhattan Clique.

April 30, 2008 in Lorraine | Permalink | Comments (2)

Listen to New Lorraine Single "Saved"

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One of you asked me on Monday what happened to Lorraine. Well, there's good news to report.

The Norwegian electro pop trio is gearing up for the release of a new single, titled "Saved," in December that will be followed by another single in February, which will lead up to a full-length album around Easter that will consist of all new tracks plus some rarities.

Have a listen to an exclusive audio stream of "Saved" below.

Hailing from Bergen, Norway, Lorraine are Ole Gunnar Gundersen (vocals), Anders Winsents (guitar) and Paal Myran Haaland (keyboards, programming). They first hit the European music scene in 2003 with songs like "Perfect Cure" and "Echoes," followed more recent work such as "Italian Girlfriend" and "Transatlantic Flight." After parting way with Columbia Records, they now have a deal with Waterfall Records UK to bring out their new music. Their influences include Depeche Mode, a-ha, Pet Shop Boys and New Order.

"Saved" appears to be a re-work of a track that first appeared as a b-side in 2005. A Lorraine representative explains that this older version was a demo version and the single version is a brand-new recording. It is an uplifting and sparkling slice of high-grade electro pop with Gundersen's spirited vocals. It will most definitely satisfy Lorraine fans and hopefully make many new ones.

October 31, 2007 in Lorraine | Permalink | Comments (1)