When norwegian singer-songwriter, John Olav Nilsen, said goodbye to his band late last year, many people thought it was the end of his musical carrer. However, he did post a few mysterious images/sound clips with the title, True I.T.C, on sosical media, making people suspect something was coming.
For those of you who have been following True I.T.C on since then, we’ve seen a few updates from time to time. John Olav Nilsen posted a image on instagram, and a few minutes later it was up on their facebook page. It’s been a little mystery for those who’ve followed him for the past few years, but until today it was hard to believe he would actually produce new music. Let’s be glad he did.
John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen, which his previous band was called, made a name for themselves with unique and poetic lyrics in Norwegian. They received critical acclaim for their lyrics, and just last month, norwegian author, Frode Grytten presented a play based on their lyrical universe. It has always been his strongest suit, so it comes as a surprise to hear him sing in english. True I.T.C also differs from what we’ve come to expect from him by genre, as the lyrics is accompanied by synthpop. Either way, it’s an exciting new sound, and it will be fun to see where it goes from here.