Elin Furubotn is a busy artist always touring up and down Norway, she has a wide audience and is well loved and often played on the radio. Elin Furubotn has been described as one of Norways finest song writers and there is no exception here with her new album called "Blikk" which means "Glance".
The title reflects Furubotn's inner searching glance at herself but also it reflects a sideways glance, as she takes in an oblique look at the people close around her. Elin lives in Oslo and sings about the little episodes in everyday life with an insightfulness gained from working in psychiatric hospitals.
She writes songs as she preaches, and she also sings about the funnier sides of life like in "Du vet godt koffer eg e sure pa deg" (You know damn well why I'm mad at you) something she overheard at a caf in Olso. There is also a track featuring Oslo rapper Kriss from (Erik and Kriss) telling the younger generation that they are good enough as they are just being themselves.
The melancholic title track Blikk (Glance) has a different tone as Furubotn sings about her father who has dementia and is aware of losing himself, more and more, each day, forgetting.
The sound on this album is a collaboration of jazz, pop, rap and folk musicians and the new tracks have been produced by renowned artists Torbjorn Okland, (Vamp), with the musicians Morten Qvenild on keyboards (Tomas Dybdahl), Gunnar Auglend percussion (Mari Boine) and Elle Brekken bass.