Premiere: Ivo Lima – Picture

An international first listen to the Norwegian electropop newcomer's debut single

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Ivo Lima announces his arrival in style on Picture, a brash debut single dominated by a grandiose trumpet hook.

Released tomorrow by Bergen record label Brilliance Records, Norwegian upstart Ivo’s opener tells of a protagonist struggling to accept a break-up through tall choruses and a hefty brass riff.

Reminding of the electropop sound of the late 2000s, and with some undoubted 1980s pop influences thrown in as well, it’s a catchy start for a local live favourite.

Ivo Lima’s debut solo single comes following previous performances with a full band as SIGURD, sold out shows in Bergen, and a dazzling slot at last year’s Vill Vill Vest.

Despite singing in English on Picture, he regularly communicates on his Facebook page in Norwegian, describing his music as “good pop, sweat, tears and ballads”.

Picture is the latest addition to the Norwegian lineage of Brilliance’s singles series Diamond Club, joining over 125 previous releases by artists including Misty Coast, Mia Berg, Tuvaband and Sløtface.

Katy Blackwood
Katy Blackwood is the Editor of FEISTY. She's been a self-confessed music geek, stan and encyclopedia since her childhood, loving both new and older sounds alike. Katy started out as a contributor to various magazines before founding FEISTY as an independent, female-led platform for new music.

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