All hail Tor Thomassen. As ringleader of Norway’s The Late Great, Thomassen heartily embraces Kinkian nostalgia and Beatlemania melodies with the machismo of Tom Jones.
On the rollicking pop perfection of “Seven Bright Seas,” the second single from The Late Great’s forthcoming debut to be released by Safe and Sound Recordings, Songs From The 21st Century, Thomassen et al spin a sardonic love story replete with cartography and ire. True to the album’s title, Thomassen—in the here and now—deserves to be the voice that our children’s children’s children yearn for come the latter half of this century.
Watch the video for “Seven Bright Seas” below and purchase the single via iTunes.