Having already amassed huge acclaim for a string of releases to date, Norwegian artist Tuvaband has now returned to share her latest single 'Rejuvenate'.
Lifted from her forthcoming new album 'New Orders', which lands on the 21st October, 'Rejuvenate' makes for a wonderfully rich and dazzling return. With its beautifully warm and vivid tones, soaring atmosphere, and her own spellbinding voice at the helm, we can't wait to hear what she has in store for the year ahead.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with her to find out more about her background and what has been inspiring her lately.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Even though I played acoustic guitar to make music in the start, I didn’t really fall for guitar before I started playing an electric one and getting effects for it. So, I think the synthesizer caught me earlier just because of the sounds. I use way more time on finding cool sounds, rather than rehearsing an instrument. I started playing bass guitar in 2021, and if I forget about effects for a second, that’s the instrument I enjoy playing the most.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
When I was young I listened to No Doubt, Aretha Franklin, Blink 182, Limp Bizkit, Eminem, M2M and Avril Lavigne. A good mix of different type of music.
What was the first album you remember owning?
Except from the Absolute Music and McMusic CD’s I think it was Aqua and No Doubt. I also remember getting the Offspring’s album Americana when I was around 8 years old, and felt very cool.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
'Running up that hill' or 'Nothing Compares To You'.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
I only need to know that I have enough time that day, because can’t stop when I get into it. But that’s it.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
I discovered Saya Grey a couple of months ago. She only released three songs, so I look so much forward to hearing more. Her song Zucchini Dreams is so good. For maybe a year now I’ve listened to Biig Piig a lot. And I like Ydegirl a lot.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
I think it must be Kurt Vile. Or Feist actually. If they were still playing shows it would have been Cocteau Twins.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
It’s the time when I’m sitting alone and I’m finished with some lyrics, and have an idea about what chords I’m gonna use for it; that’s when I can start the vocal melody. That’s the process I like the most. It’s the nicest thing in the whole world.
And what is the most frustrating part?
Administrative work. The worst part is emailing when I have to write «Hi» and «Thanks/Best, Tuva» even if there’s emails back and forth with the same person the same day. I get so confused about whether I’m the one making us continue, or the other person.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
I think the best, most important, and smartest advice must be to remember to only make the music you can be proud of and happy about. I think I would walk around constantly ashamed if I didn’t. And I’m already a little bit embarrassed when I hear my older, young vocals from my first releases. I can’t imagine what I would feel if I was also ashamed of the song/music.
Tuvaband's new single 'Rejuvenate' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.