Music …25th-anniversary with a new collaboration album:   D’Sound – 25

Scandinavian neo-soul legends mark their

25th-anniversary with a new collaboration album:

D’Sound – 25

Norwegian neo-soul band D’Sound was finally ready to release their 25th-anniversary collaboration album “25” on Friday, January 21. D’Sound started back in 1993 and had its recording debut in 1996. The new album marks 25 years since their debut album “Spice of Life” in January 1997, at the peak of the acid jazz wave. “25” is D’Sound’s ninth studio album and includes collaborations with both international and Norwegian artists. The album is co-written and produced by D’Sound’s Kim Ofstad (drums) and Jonny Sjo (bass).

Last year, the band kicked off the celebration with their first single, “Save Some” featuring R&B legend and Grammy winner Macy Gray. The following singles were “Necessary Love” with Barbadian pop star Shontelle, then “Good Nature” featuring American emerging soul artist Pher from Oakland and Grammy winner and R&B/soul artist and musician Cory Henry, a former member of the fusion-influenced jam band Snarky Puppy. Continuing the celebration, they released the single “Run for Cover” with Filipino artist Armi Millare, previously lead vocalist from the indie/rock band UDD (Up Dharma Down). The fifth single, «Flashback» is the opening track on the new studio album and features the original D’Sound lineup with songwriter and lead vocalist Simone Eriksrud together with her “soulmates” Kim and Jonny. The reunited D’Sound was a big surprise for the fans when announced on New Year’s Eve.

This spring, D’Sound will also release a radio version of “Right Now” as the sixth single (included here as a bonus track). “Right Now” features Grammy-nominated American songwriter and artist Autumn Rowe. She wrote Ava Max’s “Salt”, worked with Jon Batiste on his latest album “WE ARE” and is now featured on Majestic’s new single “Tricky”.

D’Sound’s Kim Ofstad and Jonny Sjo are well-known songwriters, producers, and musicians who have worked with both local Norwegian artists and international artists like CeeLO Green, Jason Derulo, and Akon. D’Sound is the winner of the Norwegian Grammy award and has for more than 25 years been one of the best live bands in Scandinavia. Over the years they have been building a fan base in many countries, mainly in Europe, North America, and SE/NE Asia. Kim and Jonny also produced Norwegian duo Madcon’s huge European hits “Beggin” and “Glow”.

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