AUDIO: Monica Heldal Premieres Bonus Track 'Waiting On The Fire'
Award-winning Norwegian singer/songwriter, Monica Heldal has premiered the previously unreleased track "Waiting on the Fire" via The Bluegrass Situation. Click HERE to listen. "Waiting on the Fire" will also be a bonus track on the digital version of Heldal's upcoming debut album, 'Boy From The North,' which is available for pre-order on iTunes beginning today.
Heldal -- this year's selection for "Best New Artist" and "Best Pop Solo Artist" at the Spellemannprisen Awards (also known as the "Norwegian Grammy's") -- has also been tapped for her first-ever shows in the US as support for The Last Bison in New York, Connecticut, and Philadelphia. (please see dates and venues below).
Part Americana, part Bluegrass, part Irish Folk - Heldal's acclaimed debut album, Boy From The North, which spent 21 weeks on the Top 40 albums chart in Norway, will be arriving in the US on September 16th via ADA/Warner Music Norway. Following a sold-out Norwegian tour, as well as an opening slot for Tom Petty, Heldal quickly caught the attention of Warner Bros. executives in 2013 and was immediately signed to Warner Music Norway with major plans world-wide.
Boy From The North is the culmination of Heldal's many musical influences - including Nick Drake, Emmylou Harris, Irish blues artist Rory Gallagher, and acoustic segments from Led Zeppelin's portfolio - that allows the Bergen, Norway native to capture the increasingly popular Americana/Bluegrass vibes such as artists like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers.