Jarle Skavhellen is a timeless voice, a songwriting talent that feels steeped in the traditional, while yearning for something new, something modern. The Norwegian is a true artisan, a songwriter who wants to create something unique, something intense and incisive, a form of connection that uncovers emotional truths.
Jarle got his start in his hometown of Bergen, Norway. Following a string of singles, success on both the Billboard charts and the Spotify Global Viral Chart, and the Pilots EP, he engaged fans worldwide with his 2018 full-length debut, The Ghost in Your Smile, collectively surpassing 11 million Spotify streams by 2022. Not to mention, it received acclaim from Clash Music, The 405, Thank Folk For That, and more. In addition to headlining shows across Europe, he toured alongside Villagers and Ciaran Lavery, to name a few.
In the fall of 2019 Jarle returned with “Home By 5” before sharing the Northern Lights EP. An avowed fan of Gregory Alan Isakov’s Evening Machines, Jarle sought out producer Tucker Martine [My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Neko Case, Sufjan Stevens, R.E.M.] for what would become his second album Beech Street, released to critical acclaim in 2021. Later that same year Jarle started working on Monochrome Sunset.
The self-produced third album sees the Singer-Songwriter return to a darker, more melancholic sound, while also embracing new musical influences from Pop, and Lo-fi. With the world in lockdown, Jarle found refuge and inspiration in the world of movies and indie video games, creating his own little quirky lyrical universe and soundscapes.
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