AFTER PERSISTENTLY PURSUING BRITNEY AND MADONNA COLLABORATOR, GUY SIGSWORTH, TO WORK WITH HER, Norwegian singer-songwriter, film & TV score composer and multi-instrumentalist, KATE HAVNEVIK, PRODUCED ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR DEBUT ALBUMS with 2006’s MELANKTON. AS A SIMPLISTIC SOUNDSCAPE COMPARISON POINT, THINK BJöRK’S 'JÓGA'. AND THEN SOME.
she has since gone on to become one of the most successful synch artists, with no less than ten of her songs being used on American television drama, grey's anatomy.
moreover, producer Shonda rhimes subsequently invited her to write and record a new track especially for the show and the song in question, 'grace', has now appeared for the first time on a reissued 15th anniversary version of melankton.
2022 also saw the release of kate's latest long-player, lightship, in partnership with sigsworth and also including a track with percussionist and composer, Talvin Singh.
in this interview with melody a.m. Kate tells doron and chris about baking cakes to fund her music releases, what her creative process with her collaborators looks like and ABOUT the time David BOWIE came up to her and said "hi, are you Kate?".
Check out our Kate havnevik playlist below with some of our favourite tracks by this Norwegian talent.