“a storm of lyrical tension, sung over a sea of instrumental calm” - Bob Boilen, NPR
" ...arresting and forceful. It is folk music at its best." - Earmilk
Siv’s music is beautifully mellow, much like diary-entries - filled with unfiltered thoughts and reflections. With references to Damien Rice and Ane Brun, listening to her music is like being a fly on the wall while she sings you her secrets. She released the 7-track EP "The Lingering" in May of 2015, to praise from several national and international publications, including Norways biggest newspaper, VG. She spent the summer of 2016 in London with producer and drummer Matt Ingram (Laura Marling, The Staves) making her debut album The Nordic Mellow, which was released on August 25th 2017. Earmilk gave the album a stunning 5 star review, while several Norwegian national newspapers, including Aftenposten and Dagsavisen, gave the album 5/6 star reviews.
After being praised by many renowned music-sites, including NPR, Earmilk, Paste Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit and Clash Magazine, receiving airplay on several internationally renowned radio stations, including the UK’s BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and XFM, and with well over 16.000.000 streams on Spotify alone, this young Norwegian is steadily making waves in the singer-songwriter world. With the release of The Nordic Mellow, Jakobsen has seen rave reviews within days of its release from every corner of the world. The Nordic Mellow is already making waves, quickly becoming an album to be reckoned with.
A captivating live performer, Siv has had the honor of supporting several renowned artists, including Bear's Den, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Damien Jurado, Highasakite, SOAK and Thomas Dybdahl.
Praise for Siv Jakobsen
"...beautifully atmospheric" - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
"...absolutely gorgeous" - Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
"...ruthlessly emotive to the point it should come with a warning label." - The Line of Best Fit
"There's a glacial charm to her music, a slow-moving sensibility that allows the mood, the atmosphere of each piece to subtly overwhelm." - Clash
"a delicate two-and-a-half minute depiction of infidelity brought crushingly to life thanks to Jakobsen’s mesmerising poise” - Gold Flake Paint
"With each passing listen, we find ourselves falling deeper and deeper with Siv Jakobsen." - Daytrotter for Paste Magazine
"...so intimate at times, it feels like she’s right there in the room with you." - Ja Ja Ja Music
"Utterly Stunning." - Amazing Radio