– With this release, I have a message for those who feel a little different, says Tora about the album “Seventeen”, which will be released at the end of September.
Despite the pandemic, the last few years have been eventful for the pop rock band TORA, with Norway’s new guitar heroine Tora Dahle Aagård at the forefront. They leave behind an extensive summer of festivals and on 23 September the band’s third album, “Seventeen”, will be released.
So far, the singles “Waste of a Pretty Face”, “Boy” and “Higher” from the upcoming album have been released. It is all celebrated with release concerts at Parkteatret in Oslo, Ibsenhuset in Skien and Tapperiet paa Dahls in Trondheim.
As with the Spellman-nominated previous album “GIRLS”, the pop artist Tora emerges more and more clearly in the band’s musical expression. On this release, Tora has started a collaboration with producer Benjamin Giørtz, known for his collaborations with, among others, Dagny, Hedda Mae, Chris Holsten and Kid Astray.
– I have been a big fan of Benjamin for many years, both as a producer and a musician. I knew early on that he was the right person for my next album. His enormous musicality has been decisive for our collaboration. We speak the same language – he knows what I want. By mixing his pop style with my blues rock, I feel we have created something that really stands out and challenges the listener, says Tora.
Tora debuts as co-producer on this release. In the last two years, she has recorded guitar, bass and percussion, written choral arrangements and programmed drums before taking it to a producer in the studio.
The album has a wide musical range, but it still has a common thread:
– With this release, I have a message for those who feel a little different, says Tora.
– The opening track, “Army of Rainbows”, is a tribute to everyone who feels a little outside of what we today consider normal. Be strong. It will be fine in the end, she says.
“Seventeen” will be released on 23 September.