Vilde Tuv – Old Stone, new single out 31.03.23 on Poesy Records
photo: Synne Sofi Bårdsdatter Bønes
Vilde Tuv has showed herself as the most exciting alt-pop act from Norway. As a first mover, shape-shifting between sound worlds, she amazes a growing audience, carving out new spaces for authentic expression. Her unique take on trance music, squeezing the emotional potential of the synthesizer and adding tactile human gestures, won her rave reviews and a Norwegian Grammy through her latest album Melting Songs (2021).
Her new single “Old Stone”, is an epic fantasy hymn, drawing inspiration from genres such as happy hardcore and folk, draped as an EDM-anthem. More pop than ever, but also more uncompromising. If any song can make a stone feel something, this must be it! The single release is celebrated by Vilde Tuvs first European tour this April.
“Through the years I have spoken to a countless number of people who have studied geology at university. I have tried to listen to what they have said, but the information never stuck with me. How was it again, a stone is not alive, but it´s not dead either… In this song I am trying to get a real answer from the stone directly.” Vilde Tuv
Track Mood: Euphoric, Energic
Artist Hometown: Bergen, Norway
RIYL: Skrillex, Smerz, Caroline Polachek, Dina, Lasgo, Hannah Diamond, Oklou, Merely, Blümchen
Lyrics and music by: Vilde Tuv
Produced by: Vilde Tuv,
Co-produced by: ARY, Stockhaus, Who´s Sem
Mixed by: Vilde Tuv
Co-mixed by: Stockhaus
Mastered by: Jørgen Træen
Cover photo: Synne Sofi Bårdsdatter Bønes
Vilde Tuv on Socials:
TikTok: @vilde2v // 350 subscribers
Instagram: @vilde2v // 4600 subscribers
www.facebook.com/vildetuvvildetuv // 3400 subscribers
https://soundcloud.com/vildetuv // 1300 subscribers
Spotify: Vilde Tuv // 2800 subscribers // 3800 monthly listeners
LUZERN April 4
KÖLN April 5
BERLIN April 7
AARHUS April 11
MALMÖ April 12
GÖTEBORG April 13
WIEN April 15
REYKJAVIK April 28
Last fall she has been a support act for Smerz European tour, produced a techno EP with BunkerBauer label boss DJ IBON which shows Tuv’s diversity in music. She has previously performed at Le Guess Who in The Netherlands curated by Jenny Hval and Great Escape in the UK and Volksbühne in Berlin. This spring she is doing her biggest international tour yet. In the celebration of her new singel Old Stone, she wil also bring material from Melting Songs, grammy-nominated D´meg from 2016 and new material. When Tuv is on stage as a one-woman band, she is as alone as every single audience member is in the face of her music. Her strong presence spreads to the audience, and halls are often filled with both laughter and wet corners of the eyes when Tuv plays a concert.
Creative Direction/Design: Håkon Hoffart @ Poesy
Press/Communication: Vilde Tuv, Håkon Hoffart @ Poesy
Booking: Muzaffer Kara, Johanne Øra Danielsen @ Poesy
Release Timeline (TBC): Old Stone (digital single) 31.03.23, Morning Wind (digital single with B-side) 08.09.23, Solace in the sun (digital single with B-side) 03.11.23, Vilde 2 (digital album + vinyl) 12.01.24
Poised and regal — Like a sunburst breaking through a rift in the clouds. With gleeful echoes of Enya, Mike Oldfield’s Voyager and Y2K Eurodance, Melting Songs is almost comforting, a welcome slice of Celtic-tinged escapism.
Resident Advisor, on Melting Songs
-Deeply mesmerising. A unique and utterly captivating body of work. An enlightening experience.
The Playground, on Melting Songs
-A peculiar little masterpiece.
Bergens Tidene -5 out of 6 stars, on Melting Songs
-An unusually distinct personal voice. Fundamentally human.
Klassekampen – 5 out of 6 stars, on Melting Songs
-A raw and direct melodic presence.
I care if you listen, on Melting Songs
-Brings the soft glow of deadpan camp to the next level.
-An unpretentious and unique listening experience that is guaranteed to make a lasting impression.
With full control, she is able to enchant an entire church room with, among other things, the neglected instrument the recorder. The contemporary musician finds gold in the intersections she explores. It is intense, touching and liberating.
Cover Photo: Synne Sofi Bårdsdatter Bønes