New Press Release for "Time"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 23, 2017

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Announcing Newly Released 11 Song Album by Indie Artist Solveig Leithaug

Time is now available on CD, iTunes and Amazon Music.

Franklin, Tennessee: Solveig Leithaug (pronounced Sol-vey Light-houg) has been an internationally revered singer and songwriter since the 1980s. However, unlike most 80s sensations, this musical veteran is now releasing the greatest work of her career. Her signature vocals, laden with tender strength, deliver peaceful hope with impeccable musicality in this new 11-song collection.

Produced by prolific producer and songwriter, Steve Hindalong, Time weaves together the beauty and dissonance of life with brilliant precision. Leithaug is joined by award winning producer, artist and songwriter, Anthony Skinner, on the album’s 2nd single, “Get Together,” which he also co-wrote with her. “Lift You Up” was co-written with CCM songwriting icon, Cindy Morgan, who is featured on the album’s third cut.  Adding to the musical landscape are breathtaking instrumentation, including Leithaug’s own masterful guitar savvy, Stu G on electric guitar, Matt Slocum on cello, the multi-instrument texturing of Jeff Taylor, and background vocals by Kelly Willard and Solveig's daughter Kari.

Norwegian journalist Olav Solvang in Vårt Land describes Supermoon, the opening cut, as fitting for an Eva Cassidy or Gillian Welch recording. And it has been said that, although Solveig has historically been considered a CCM artist, the freshness and authenticity infusing each heart-felt song launches her into another echelon with far broader appeal.

“These are songs that - when I sing them - help me lift my eyes a bit higher, center my heart, see the simple things,” Solveig says of the songs on Time.  She refers to the collection as “eleven songs to lift your day, lower your shoulders, give you hope, bring you peace.” The songs embody empathy, faith, and the value of our important relationships, which make them particularly relevant at this time in our world’s history.

The album is now available for download wherever digital music is sold, and on CD at www.SolveigMusic.com and select musical retailers.

About Solveig: Solveig is a Dove Award-winning singer and songwriter, whose gentle-yet-powerful gift for communicating a song has won the hearts of audiences across the globe.  Time is the fifteenth album of her career.

 

CCM Magazine Reviews "Time"

Here is what they had to say about it:

Blending a mature adult contemporary sound with some Americana influence, Norwegian artist Solveig Leithaug has given fans a steady stream of heartfelt melodies since the mid-‘80s when she had a deal with Word Records. These days, she’s reaching fans as an indie artist with an impressive catalog and a enjoyable new release, Time. Leithaug’s buoyant, acoustic songs, such as “Lift You Up” and “Simple Things,” are filled with equal measures of truth and encouragement. Other favorites include the title track and the beautiful opener “Supermoon.”

You can read the full article here: https://www.ccmmagazine.com/reviews/solveig-leithaug-time-album-review/

New Single "Time" Out Now!

Ah! Thrilled to have another single to share with you all. The title cut "Time" from my new CD is out now! A song about connecting with our loved ones, and making time for the important things of life. 
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2psW00l
Tidal: http://bit.ly/2pYg3QO
iTunes http://apple.co/2qwwoih
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qwAHKq

For you who want to know more:

I wrote "Time" with my friend Reba Rambo-McGuire.
The following fine people contributed;
Producer, percussion: Steve Hindalong
Electric guitars: Stu Garrard
Cello: Matt Slocum
String arrangment, violin: Eleonore Denig
Keyboards: Britt Edwards
Bass: Chris Donohue
Drums: Ken Lewis
Acoustic guitar, vocals: Solveig
Engineered by Britt Edwards, Chris Cameron
Mixed by Shane Wilson
Mastered by Jim DeMain

You can buy the physical CD "Time" now: https://www.solveigmusic.com/store

For Scandinavia:
CDen kjøper du her: http://bit.ly/2qizOpz

I hope you enjoy the song as much as I've enjoyed the creative process of making it! 

Glimrende om Solveig's nye CD "Time" i Vårt Land

Plateanmeldelse av "Time" i avisen Vårt Land. 
Ved musikkjournalist Olav Solvang.

Solveig Leithaugs sanger berører oss

Tanta til artisten Gabrielle har ufortjent vært et nokså ubeskrevet blad i den norske pop-floraen. Solveig Leithaugs sanger berører oss dypt.

KULTUR
For alle som er vokst opp med kristen popmusikk her i landet, vil Solveig Leithaug derimot være kjent: Jenta fra Frekhaug som allerede midt i tenårene LP-debuterte med selvskrevne­ låter på albumet Askepott i 1985. Mange vil også huske at hun tidlig fikk stor oppmerksomhet fra kristne musikkmiljøer i USA, og kort tid etter flyttet dit.

I USA

Det nye albumet, Time, er spilt inn i USA, hvor Solveig fremdeles bor med familien sin. Der har hun også vært del­aktig i Gaither Homecoming, som foruten henne omtrent utelukkende har bestått av amerikanske artister på høyt nivå.

Åpningslåten, «Supermoon», hadde ikke skjemt ut verken et Eva Cassidy- ­eller et Gillian­ Welch-album. Den enkle, ­akustiskpregede og vokal­fokuserte vise-folk-country-pop-musikken til Leithaug smyger seg langsomt og nokså­ ubemerket under huden.

At hun har vunnet en Dove Award (den kristne musikkbransjens Grammy) i USA, er ikke så rart. Få singer-song­writere, uansett kjønn og nasjonalitet, formidler et budskap med samme nerve og kvalitet. Tekstene på Time er likevel mer fortellende enn forkynnende, med en raus Jesus som utgangspunkt.

Guds godhet

Folkevise-­inspirerte «Finn Torkel’s vise» har, i tillegg til et spenstig og originalt lydbilde, en tekst som viser Guds godhet på en måte langt flere enn faste kirkegjengere vil kunne være fortrolig med. «Ellis Island» er skåret over den samme folkemusikalske lesten. «Get Together» og «Take Your Word For It» er mer radiovennlige og pop-preget. Den første med glimrende vokalassistanse fra Anthony Skinner. A-list den, NRK P1!

Gjenhør

Gjenhøret med en av hennes aller første sanger fra 1980-tallet, «Trylle bittelitt», er kanskje ment som en kuriositet,­ men i sitt nye arrangement bekrefter den mest av alt Solveigs tidlige låtskrivertalent.

En god del av æren for at hun på sitt 19. album viser seg fra sin aller beste side, har produsenten Steve Hindalong. Sammen med Derry Daugherty er han kjent for flere eminente album med Choir. Her lager han gromlyd for Solveigs sang.

Enkelt og raust om tro og liv.

New CD and Norway tour for Solveig in March, 2017.

Solveig has been spending a good bit of time in a Nashville recording studio since January 2, 2017. Twelve songs about life, love, hope, and faith are taking shape. Producer Steve Hindalong (Finding Home, Christmas Peace/ Julefred) has again drummed up a dream team of musicians and collaborators. The CD will exclusively be available for physical sales during her upcoming Norway tour March 5-15. More information to follow soon on it's official international digital release.

CHECK OUT SOLVEIG's NORWAY TOUR AND CD-RELEASE CONCERTS MARCH, 2017:

Madlamark kirke, Stavanger søndag 5. mars kl. 20*

Frekhaug bedehus, Nordhordland tirsdag 7. mars kl. 19.30

Straume Forum, Sotra ved Bergen onsdag 8. mars kl. 19.30

Valen kirke, Husnes torsdag 9. mars kl. 19

Bremnes kirke, Bømlo fredag 10. mars  kl. 20**

Ulstein kirke, Ulsteinvik søndag 12. mars kl. 19

Blindheim bedehus, Ålesund mandag 13. mars kl. 19

Kornstad kirke, Averøy på Nordmøre tirsdag 14. mars kl. 19

Stedje kirke, Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane onsdag 15. mars kl. 19.

*Gjest: Madlamark kirke's Prosjektkor. Band.

**Gjest: Bømlo Gospel

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Solveig returns to Norway for her 2015 Christmas Tour

"SALIG JUL" Solveig Leithaug, Hilde Svela og Marianne Engebretsen.
Piano: Kristian Lie-Bjelland. Bass: Thomas Engebretsen. Bilder: Johannes Kleppe.

Lørdag 28.november kl. 20 Undheim Kyrkje
Søndag 29.november kl. 19 Kvitsøy Aktivitetshall
Mandag 30.november kl. 20 Varhaug Misjonshall Gjest: Hananja
Tirsdag 1. desember kl. 11/12 Lunsjkonserter Stavanger Universitetssykehus
kl 20 Grødem kirke
Onsdag 2. desember kl. 19.30 Lund kirke, Moi. Gjest: Menighetskoret.
Tickets/ Billetter: 
https://ticketco.no/

Torsdag 3. desember kl. 18.00. Petter Dass-prisutdeling i Oslo Domkirke. Oslo Soul Children. Gjest: Solveig.

"FØRJULSKONSERT" Solveig Leithaug med Elisabeth Widmer og Helge Nysted, piano.
Fredag 4. desember kl. 18 Privat event Asker Kulturhus
Lørdag 5. desember kl. 18 Sarpsborg Filadelfia
Søndag 6. desember kl. 18 Kolbotn Pinsekirke

Solveig's "Faraway Lullaby" from the bells of Oslo City hall.

Solveig Leithaug's goodnight song "Faraway Lullaby" has been chosen to ring nightly from the bell-tower of Oslo City Hall at 8pm over the streets of Norway's capitol. This first took place October 13, and was played till advent, 2014. Again it is now featured from January 6th till the end of spring, 2015. The ritornelle was created by Carillonist Laura Marie Rueslåtten who gave Solveig recently a private tour of the majestic bell-tower and to see the bells first hand that plays her goodnight song over her old hometown.

Solveig is in the fine company of composers such as Leonard Cohen, Michael Jackson, Debussey and Hovland. The original recording of Faraway Lullaby is found on her latest CD Finding Home.

The song was composed by Solveig Leithaug with Sarah Hart in 2013.

Finding Home is available digitally at Amazon, iTunes, Wimp, Spotify, and in stores such as Platekompaniet or can be purchased online via www.gaither.com.
iTunes (Norway): http://bit.ly/1lKfINa
iTunes (USA): http://bit.ly/1lTztkt

http://youtu.be/1FkvA7atMK0