Norwegian pop artist Christine Ekeberg returns with “Beautiful Mess”, an acoustic song of self-acceptance. With a minimalistic piano accompaniment and Ekeberg’s expressive vocal performance, the track reminds of Adele’s new tendency towards subtle nuances in a song like “Easy On Me”.
“This is a very personal topic for me.”, Ekeberg explains. “For years I’ve strived for perfection, but that has led me nowhere. It only made me hold back songs and I didn’t dare to be me 100%.”
While the sound of “Beautiful Mess” presents a strong contrast to her latest single “Drama”, the lyrics have a certain continuity. “I tend to write about my overthinking and being way too much in my head, and this song is certainly in that category.”
Estonian producer Rasmus Laks recorded the piano and mixed and mastered the song. While the vocals were recorded at Are Sorknes in Norway, the relatability of the lyrics was crafted by Ekeberg together with songwriters Rasmus Telle and Kjersti Sleveland.
Christine Ekeberg has been active as a songwriter and performer throughout her career. A silver medal in the World Championship of Performing Arts in Los Angeles and the semifinals at the International Songwriting Competition in 2020 are among her achievements.
Ekeberg is currently preparing for the release of “Beautiful Mess”, available on November the 26th via Rexius Records.
Cover art by Tanja Berkö
Photos by Christine Ekeberg (self portaits), edit Tanja Berkö