May 17, 2018  /  Old S Resort

Location: Oslo, Norway

FFO: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Tame Impala

Record Label: Unsigned

Old S Resort is charismatic and electric on ‘Thought Bubbles’, Norway’s answer to the psychedelia resurgence hitting the mainstream in current years. ‘Thought Bubbles’ is a layered piece of indie pop, with that oft sought after add flair of 60’s and 70’s psychedelia. Quite like his contemporaries, as Old S Resort Simen Ek Søgnen is creating meticulously crafted pop that is exuberant and full of confidence. Simen’s vocals here are even more delicate than Kevin Parker, fluttering over the track, propelled by that trademark reverb that all the best 70’s music uses.

For Simen, this is a project he’s wanted for a while. Having played synth in the band Fold for five years, Old S Resort became a project that allowed him to release his own music. Steady releasing music under the name from 2016 (and with an EP last year), Old S Resort and Simen are destined for fantastic things, just like his contemporaries.