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Gjøvik, Oppland county, Norway | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

Gjøvik, Oppland county, Norway | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Band R&B Neo Soul


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"The Fader"

Farida—an emergent talent hailing from the modest Norwegian city of Gjøvik—is gearing up for the release of her debut mixtape The 25th Hour this spring. Today she has shared a promising new cut off that project, "Three Weeks."
A tale told through raw piano and entangled harmonies, "Three Weeks" is about love and loss and what is learning when a relationship waxes and wanes. I thank you for the failure, I get some strength you remain a stranger," Farida concludes.
"I believe the period of three weeks is long enough to fall in love, but also short enough to get over it and move on," she explained in an email to The FADER. "That's basically what happens in the song. - Zara Golden


Enter Farida, hailing from the Norwegian city of Gjøvik, with her beautiful debut track “Three Weeks”.

The hazy R&B track blending piano and distinctive beats, is a tale about love and loss. The relatable track tells the all too familiar tale of falling both in and out of love in three weeks. Farida is gearing up for the release of her debut project The 25th Hour. Having previously opened up for the likes of Ne-Yo, Ryan Leslie and Talib Kweli – Farida is now ready to step into the spotlight alone.

Farida’s debut mixtape The 25th Hour is scheduled for release in April, but for now, bask in the ambiance of Three Weeks.

Read more at http://www.mtv.co.uk/the-wrap-up/blog/norways-farida-sings-about-love-and-loss-in-three-weeks#dpWlH2eD48xDbtPf.99 - Kamilla Baiden

"Fame Magazine UK"

The track is about “love and loss, how a period of three weeks is enough to fall in love, but also short enough to get over it.”

Farida’s debut mixtape ‘The 25th Hour’ is dropping in April -

"Rising Songstress Farida Delivers Spacey Slow Jam 'Solo Ride' (Premiere)"

Farida needs no plus-ones on her smooth new cut "Solo Ride."
Hailing from the small town of Gjøvik, the Norwegian/ Algerian singer-songwriter says she reps for the independent ladies on her latest offering.
"'Solo Ride' is about the first sense of empowerment you feel after you realize someone didn't have your best interest at heart, and also realizing that you're totally ok with that and just want to kick it with yourself for a while, basically," she explains to Billboard.
Artists to Watch in 2016
The "Three Weeks" songstress -- who will soon be taking her talents to Norway's biggest festival By:Larm -- met the song's producer, Mogilla, at a sound technician school and has boasted opening gigs for artists like Ne-Yo, Ryan Leslie and Talib Kweli.  - Adelle Platon

"“This is a free space” - The Øya festival experience"

Just moments before the headliners took to the stage there was a chance to catch Farida. This Norwegian singer is on the cusp of something really special with her smooth R&B and a voice to die for. If she isn’t massive this time next year then I quit. Seriously. “Solo Ride” and “Three Weeks” are special songs. - Andrew Hannah

"7 Artists Making Nordic Pop Weirder"

Who: This half-Norwegian, half-Algerian singer makes unusually sultry Scandinavian slow jams. Farida’s debut mixtape The 25th Hour demonstrated not just her serious vocal abilities, but also a strong intuition for a futuristic, pop-infused take on throwback R&B. With her velveteen melodies over hazy beats, Farida explores the heartbreak and empowerment that accompanies young womanhood in an internet age — all the while sounding beautifully unfazed by it all. - Hanne Christiansen

"Move Over Sweden, It’s Norway’s Turn To Dominate The Pop Music Scene"

A name like Farida Bolseth Benounis does hint to
some Algerian roots (from her father), and if anything
it adds a global sound the neo-soul tunes this Norwegian
songstress has to offer.
Earlier this year, Farida put out an acclaimed mixtape,
in case you missed it, NYLON premiered her single "Solo
Ride". Now with her debut LP on the horizon, we look
forward to hearing more from Norway's answer to R&B,
and with her recent live performance at Øya, we can say
for sure that Farida has grown from a singer to a
performer. - Shruti Ganguly


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy