The young singer/songwriter Jonas Alaska is known for his strong, personal lyrics, combined with clever, and often shamelessly catchy tunes.
Alaska had great success in Norway with his gold selling debut album, for which he was nominated for 3 awards, and took home the Norwegian Grammy for “Best New Act” in 2011.
His second album, If Only As A Ghost was released in 2013, again to much praise from the reviewers. The first single I Saw You Kid went top 5 in the radio charts, and the album entered #4 in the Norwegian Billboard.
On the new album Younger, Alaska’s exploreing a slightly rougher and less organic sound. The first single Summer is a good example of this.
Jonas Alaska has toured Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Netherlands in addition to Norway, where he has played most of the biggest festivals and performed on many of the most influencal TV shows. Alaska has simply positioned himself as one of the most exciting new musicians to come out of the Norwegian music scene the last few years.
Press quotes from Younger:
”One of the best albums this year, enjoy it”
“This guy still has a star quality stronger than most artist in the modern Norwegian rock scene” Dagbladet 5/6
“Younger introduces us to new sides of one of our best singer/songwriters”
NRK P3 5/6
”A strong album and a guaranteed summer hit”
”Younger adds a breath of fresh air into his music that we didn’t even know he needed”
”An album where the soundscape is in a league of it’s own”
Stavanger Aftenblad 5/6
”Playfully scruffy pop brilliance!”
Romerikes blad 5/6
”Can spellbound any concert venue”
”He sings us about teenage years in songs that again show us what a grown up and great artist Jonas Alaska is”
Quotes from the previous albums:
“Norways new favourite folk artist. Shining like the sun in spring”
“Jonas Alaskas second album sparkles with musical self confidence and high class lyrics”
NRK P3 5/6
“The perfect soundtrack to your own personal breakdown”
“A talent who has got something great going on – and one who is going to stay”
”Jonas Alaska is a mature, facetted and impressive album. One of the most important Norwegian releases this autumn”
NRK Lydverket 5/6