The Island Band

The Island Band

“Swimming” is a lush ballad performed by talented singer Maria Due and frontman Lars Myrvoll, a singer, composer and producer residing in Oslo, Norway. The song unites old songwriting-traditions, grand and unusual orchestration and avantgarde sounds, with modern forms of rnb and electronic music. No less! The song is set in a warm summer evening and has to be one of very few, if not the only addictive songs right now where a baroque Theorbo is included in the line-up.

The Island Band is a project-band led by singer, composer and producer Lars Myrvoll, on this recording he is joined by an all Norwegian band featuring some of the most exceptional instrumentalists of the Norwegian music scene. This sax-edit also features a outro by norwegian sax-colossus Kjetil Møster.

The Island Band album is due October 2nd 2015.


The Island Band – “Swimming” Lyrics:

you came to me
you were animal
sang a world
and we began to grow

together at times
sometimes so apart
its a compromise
we just sing our part

say who am I
to be singing songs
can you hear my voice
if so hum along

see the flowerlike
structures feelings hide
see the ocean I
reflect your beautiful eyes

I can see us as we swim
as I give in to what I’m feeling
what you sing comes alive
as we swim you and I

every word I’ve heard
seems so dogmatized
you know fabric wise
were just strings in time

with tangled lines
that sometimes align
seemingly fragmented
but yet so alive

remember when
we fell in love that time
we were swimming and
it was warm outside

we just kissed and smiled
all our silly thoughts
they just vaporized

I can see us as we swim
as I give in to what I’m feeling
what you sing comes alive
as we swim you and I


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