February 18, 2016
By JACOB BROWN
When we first heard the enchanting voice of Highasakite singer Ingrid Helene Håvik at South by Southwest, we fell hard and fast for the Norwegian band. A few months later, we doubled down on our affection and invited the group to record a live session video.
But that was two years ago, when Highasakite was riding high and claiming the record for longest consecutive run (94 weeks) on Norway’s Top 40 charts. Now they’re back with a new album at the ready; a huge summer festival tour in the works; and a first single, “Someone Who’ll Get It,” which is already earning attention back home, on Spotify’s Global Viral chart, and on several U.K. radio stations.
For the song’s video, Håvik had been dreaming up some seriously out-there concepts for a while. “I wanted gritty but still elegant. I had always wanted to have pole dancing in the video, but I think at first I thought it would be done in a trashier way,” the singer told Vogue.com. “It wasn’t until I started taking pole dancing classes back in August that I realized how beautiful it was as a form of movement and expression,” she said. “So in the end, I’m glad it didn’t end up having a stripper vibe.”
Which isn’t to say things don’t get a little dirty. After she explained her vision to her production team, they told her, “You’re going to dance, you’re going to sing, and there’s going to be oil coming out of your nose and body, and then you’ll eventually drown in it.”
Take a look at the exclusive premiere of “Someone Who’ll Get It,” below.