Sondre Lerche's self titled release is the 6th album from the acclaimed 29 year old Norwegian singer-songwriter. Said to contain a "Raw, spontaneous, instinctive and heartfelt sound" it also deals with more confrontational issues. It was written in, and quite obviously influenced by, New York. This is quite an American record, in both overall disposition, lyrical complexity and uncluttered, vocal heavy, arrangements. You could substitute Ben Folds into many of the tracks here and he wouldn't be at all out of place. This is the America of Woody Allen, Frasier and John Steinbeck not Bo Duke, Weird Al (Although Ben has worked with him!) or Jack Ass.

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