Discovery: Simen Mitlid

Simen Mitlid is a Norwegian Americana artist whose mellow new track Birds caught my ear.

By Graeme Smith

Fans of Sufjan Stevens will immediately notice a similarity in sound with Simen Mitlid. Simen’s delivery is ethereal while his lyrics are earthy. Birds is a nostalgic track about coming of age and you can hear the rose-tintedness of it all. It’s an escape to the familiar in unfamiliar times and I’m here for it.

Birds will be the title track of Simen’s third album, due for release later this year. While we wait for it, get yourself lost in the single below.