“The collaboration on texts with Helge Torvund, the poet from Jæren in south-west Norway, started when I saw this short poem of his on Facebook:
Lyset The light
du treng you need
This touched me deeply, so I wrote him a message to thank him. Then he quickly sent some lines back to me, proposing that I should try and write a song for the text. I replied that to be honest, most of what I write is in English, but that I had not dismissed the idea that I would write in Norwegian later, and that I would love to pick up on this down the road. Helge then responded that this poem actually had been first written in English for a lighthouse exhibition in 2008. So the song The Light You Need Exists very quickly came to life, and our good collaboration had a flying start. The music for these lyrics came very naturally. It became a melodious song wrapped in a warm sound from strings and a pedal organ.
The song is a kind of tribute to hope. Hope is, in my opinion, simply essential.”
Randi Tytingvåg Trio’s new album is expected in September 2019.
Randi Tytingvåg is a Norwegian singer/songwriter with her roots in jazz. She is well-known for her warm and unmistakably clear voice, strong and fragile at the same time, and with a powerful and honest stage presence. Her lyrics and music demonstrate her talent for telling stories.
Her songs are a fine mix of different genres that have influenced her, jazz, folk, roots, country and the singer/songwriter tradition. These days, the Randi Tytingvåg Trio is her main project.