Discovery: Aleksander Waaktaar

Aleksander Waaktaar is a Norwegian acoustic artist who provides a masterclass in delicateness in his new track She Really Doesn’t Love You.

By Graeme Smith

You could hear a pin drop in the intro to She Really Doesn’t Love You. Barely there piano accompanies Aleksander’s honeyed vocals as the broken-hearted narrative unfolds. Then, expected and yet unexpected, the full arrangement breaks out into the chorus, with a swell of strings and harmonies. This track is a prime example of highly effective loud-quiet transitions.

Hailing from Norway, Alexsander has a background in jazz and classical composition which shows in his solo work. She Really Doesn’t Love You is the first track from his debut album All Wrong. Check the single out below.