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New Release: HM Johnsen - 'Alone'

Norwegian singer-songwriter HM Johnsen unveils his new emotive single 'Alone'. The track opens with an intimate sound of Johnsen's clear vocals backed by soft piano chords. With deeply personal and introspective lyrics that reflect on his own struggles, it's as if Johnsen is inviting you into a quiet thought that he is having with himself.

A new music video accompanying the release shows a mix of Johnsen performing the song in the studio and an animation that reflects the loneliness the song is conveying.

“I wrote the song Alone as a sort of therapy for myself at one moment last year. I was at a very low point and had no motivation, and no mood to feel happy or even laugh. I often feel that people encourage me to keep on with music and to keep on doing what I love, but at the same time, it sometimes can feel like there are no people that actually care about you as a person. I needed motivation, and someone to lift me up... So I wrote a song about this specific period of my life.” HM Johnsen shares.

As the track comes to an end, it intensifies with the introduction of layered harmonies and vintage synths (reminiscent of the ones you'd hear on the Stranger Things title sequence).

The delicate offering from Johnsen shows the artist's ability to deliver a stripped-back yet highly powerful track that stays with the listener long after it ends.

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