Todd & Karen is a Norwegian-Irish indie pop duo that blossom into lifelike melodic segues. They blend soft swirls of pop with cozy folk acoustics to create a sound that is reminiscent of Sufjan Stevens, Hank Williams, Joni Mitchell and the like. Inspired by classic British pop, their sonic design is strung with glistening lines of quirky and mellifluous song. In their latest single, Norwegian Summer, Todd & Karen rejoice in the evasive summers; With their tone weighed down by melancholy of it quickly disappearing into the gusts of autumn wind and the wetness of winter snow. 

The track beautifully captures the drastic seasonal changes of Northern Europe and how immense an impact it has on people’s lives and psyches. If you’re Norwegian, you can’t enjoy the warmth of the summer without mourning its loss at the same time. And that’s exactly what the artists accomplish with the track. Wholly made with gloomy acoustic drizzles and rounded folk textures, it conveys a beautiful gradient of blues. Karen’s husky vocals fill the soundscape with a flowing dread that seeps into the instrumentation. Across this dripping canvas, Todd’s baritones come on with a resigned inflection. 

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to Norwegian Summer by Todd & Karen here –