An Ode to Vulnerability
The newest sound of Norwegian pop artist Christine Ekeberg leans towards acoustic confessions. With the piano as the only company, “Layers of Me” continues this path initiated by the artist’s recent single “Beautiful Mess”. The honest, straightforward vocals and lyrics remind you of artists like Adele and Lewis Capaldi.
“The song tells the story of a person who is afraid to lose someone they love if they show all the different sides of themselves.”, Ekeberg tells us. “Only a few people, if anyone at all, will ever see the center and be able to peel off all the layers and see you for who you really are. The question is, will they love you regardless?”, the artist wonders.
The title of the song was inspired by Youtuber Nikkie de Jager, who had recently shared a new series by the same name. Her vulnerable story resonated with Ekeberg.
“I felt the lyrics could be stronger, so I called up my lyrics God, Sindre Timberlid Jensen, and said, “here is the melody, I know it’s strong and I feel in my heart that the title needs to be ‘layers of me’, can you help me?”. The song also featured the collaboration of producer Christian Østmoe.
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.
The artist is currently preparing for the release of “Layers of Me”, available on March 25th via Rexius Records.
Photo: Gunnar Ekeberg
Norwegian pop artist Christine Ekeberg plays with dualism in both her sound and aesthetics. Sophisticated but always approachable, electropop but at times acoustic. A well-trained singer and pop songwriter that has spent a lot of her life on stage, Ekeberg’s vocal performance reminds of figures like Ella Henderson and Demi Lovato.
An overachiever performing artist, Christine Ekeberg has been participating in contests from an early age. She won her first talent competition at the age of 12 and performed two of her own songs at Norway’s finale of the Global Battle of the Bands in 2008. After winning this contest, she sang them at the world final at the Scala in London the same year.
2011 presented Ekeberg with the opportunity to participate in the World Championship of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, winning a silver medal in all of her categories. As a member of the electronica project “Eik”, she performed at festivals like Roskilde in Denmark.
Ekeberg has also been active as a songwriter throughout her career. Her latest participation at the International Songwriting Competition in 2020 took her to the contest’s semifinals.
The Norwegian artist has also collaborated with several European EDM producers, among them Ljung (Sweden) with the song “Under Water”. The 2018 hit has reached over a million streams.
Her topliner collaboration with Ljung connected Christine Ekeberg to Gothenburg-based Rexius Records, a label she has been signed to since 2019.
The R&B-inspired single “Drama” was released at the end of 2020, earning her a feature on outlets like POPMUZIK and Caesar Live N Loud.
Ekeberg is currently working on her upcoming single “Layers of Me”, available on March 25th, 2022.