good morning! today we have a very special interview with marit larsen, the lovely norwegian singer/songwriter who will be stopping by our brooklyn store for a show this friday! marit rose to fame as half of the pop duo M2M, formed during her teen years with her childhood friend. since then she has been pursuing a solo career and released her second album the chase in october 2008, featuring the single “if a song could get me you” – which you can check out below!
when did you know you wanted to be a singer/songwriter?
when i had written my first song, at age 13.
who are some of the musicians that have inspired you?
to name a few: joni mitchell, fleetwood mac, CSN&Y, rufus wainwright, feist, dixie chicks, rilo kiley.
what is your favorite place that you’ve traveled to?
an impossible tie between paris and new york city.
if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
a box of chocolate truffles, a piano and an iPad.
how would you describe your personal style?
i’m very inspired by the 50’s and always on the lookout for the perfect high-waisted, puffy-sleeved, kneelength dress!
what is your motto?
love like there’s no tomorrow.
if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
my best friend in oslo, who i haven’t seen in a long time.
if you weren’t a musician, what would you do?
what inspires you on a daily basis?
good books, love, coffee, chocolate and yoga!
what does “free” mean to you?
choosing the life you want to live every day.
now check out the video for “if a song could get me you”…
if you’re in new york, don’t miss her show at our brooklyn store on friday night at 6pm!
marit larsen is a norwegian singer/songwriter about to embark on her initial solo US tour, but first she will be stopping by free people’s backyard in brooklyn to play a little show on friday may 14! back in norway she’s a big star, having been one half of the late 90’s duo M2M, and now having a rather solid solo career over there. she’s adorable and we’re stoked to have her come play for us – stay tuned, we’ll have an interview with marit and more info on the show coming up!