Chatterbox: Real Life

Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.

I am Snorre Seim. I am based in Oslo, Norway – originally from Stavanger on Norway’s rainy southwest coast. I released music as one half of Butti 49 many years ago. I have been dj’ing since I was 15 years old. I was out of music production for a long time due to whatever life and work throws at you. 4 years ago I decided to start some projects and Real Life is one of them.

Where did the new single come from?

When re-igniting the music production, I was inspired by Trym, a friend from the mountains in Norway (literally), who stayed with us for a week or two, while he finished his album in Oslo. We drank coffee and talked about music making almost every day during his stay. I liked his way of being easy around all of it. He was the most natural guy to ask to get involved on the Real Life-sketches I had. We worked Dropbox-style, me overlooking the Oslofjord and him way up in the mountains.

Hold On was basically just a rough sketch that got better. I was focusing on the feeling of the composition and Trym was being great on challenging that – and off course adding his musical genius to make it sit even better. I was still feeling we lacked some part for it, and after thinking  – probably longer than necessary – I asked Linn Carin Dirdal from Later to contribute with a female layer of vocals. Her contribution blew my mind – and totally lifted the track.

Is there more content in the pipeline?

Sure. First thing is video for Hold On – done by Johannes W. Berg. He is also behind the photos on the covers. After that there’s a new track called Oceans coming – probably end of June. We also have tracks and remixes lined up through the summer moths.

What’s on the horizon for you?

During my music production restart, I made 5 or 6 folders with projects. Real Life is one of them. I hope to do as much music as I can, and hopefully also finalize and release stuff from the other folders.


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