I cannot believe it is already almost two weeks ago that I was very happy to find myself in attendance of an off:larm showcase (a few additional shows put on as part of By:Larm) and catching a superb set by Oslo's very own Unnveig Aas (I caught her as part of the main festival in 2016 too).
She kicked the set off with the brilliantly titled "What Hurts The Most (Is Knowing You Want To Leave)", a classic country ballad filled with pedal steel, chiming guitars and perfectly placed percussion amongst heartfelt, storytelling lyrics. It pulls you in from the start and you can feel the anguish in Unnveig's velvety voice.
I love the video too, with the arms movements and the piercing stares straight out of the live set.
"What Hurts The Most..." is taken from Unnveig Aas' forthcoming debut album, Old Soul, due March 31st via Playground Music. (Order here). If the rest of the set was anything to go by, you won't be disappointed.