Karin Park

Karin Park

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A Swedish/Norwegian dark electro pop artist with a very characteristic voice and stagepresence. With exciting lyrics and electro/dance beats , Karin is combining melodies like Kate Bush, artistry like Bjork and the nerve of Depeche mode.

Biography

The pop artist Karin Park grew up in Djura, a town of 400 inhabitants in the middle of Sweden. She moved to Japan when she was 7, but she now lives in Bergen, Norway. With her expressive voice, dual musical citizenship and fascinating musical universe, she’s quickly become a respected media and audience favorite. Her modern, Swedish, darkelectro pop touches the very bottom of your heart.

She was already a critically acclaimed talent back in 2003. She’s had several radio hits and in 2004 she won the Alarm-award for “Best Newcomer” and was nominated for two Norwegian Grammy awards (the ”Spellemannspris-awards”) Her debut album’s title track “Superworldunknown” was nominated by the magazine Spirit and the biggest radio station in Norway, P3, as one of the best Norwegian songs of all time. She also won the Vise versa award in 2005.
In 2006 Karin released the follow-up ”Change Your Mind”. It showed a more mature artist with songs inspired by her own experiences and views on society.

Now in 2009, after a productive collaboration with Datarock, Ungdomsskulen and Ralph Myerz and with influences like Joy Division, The cure and Depeche mode, Karin Park is back with songs that have a totally new, surprising twist. They are electronic, minimalistic, beat-oriented and very catchy.......and very Karin.

She recorded "Ashes to Gold" in London with producer Fredrik Saroea from Datarock.
YAP records (runned by Datarock) in Bergen released it in April and the album received fantastic reviews.

Karin and her brother David delivers stunning performances just the two of them on stage with drums, bass and keyboards. Karin takes the audience on an emotional ride with an exceptional stageprecence.
Karin Park have opened up for David Bowie and performed several concerts with the Bergen symphony orchestra. They have toured Norway, Sweden, done three tours in China and have just returned from their first U.S tour as support for Datarock, as well as a four week tour in Norway, also as support for Datarock.


I am striving to be an artist who has the ability to make people think,” says Park. “And make them take a stand in terms of which direction our lives are taking, and why. What do we want? Who do we want to be? And what are the choices we make?

The questions are mine, but the answers are up to the listeners to determine.

Lyrics

Can´t stop now

Written By: Karin Park

Brutal like a hurricane
and when you pronounce my name
you´re killing me

Peace like an electric chair
a little more then I can bare
for poetry

But I will never know
if I don´t walk the line until the end
and if I let i go
I don´t know what to do without pretending
no,no,no,no

Oh, I should have walked away
finished up the game and played it safe
but I Can´t stop now

This is what it´s all about
giving in and taking out
the razor blade

spread a little angel dust
then betray the ones we trust
and go to hell

But I will never know
if I don´t walk the line until the end
and if I let i go
I don´t know what to do without pretending
no,no,no,no

Oh, I should have walked away
finished up the game and played it safe
but I can´t stop now

how should I be moving
I don´t have a chance
I´m losing it but still I want another dance

Discography

Album "Superworldunknown" 2003
Singles "Superworldunknown"(nominated as one of the best songs in Norway of all times) and
"Fill it up"

Album "Change your mind" 2006
Singles "Masterpiece" and "Bachelorette"

Album "Ashes to Gold"
Singles "Can't stop now" and "Out of the cage"(soundtrack for the movie "Skjult"

Set List

Typical setlist constists of about 8 to 10 songs. Somewhere between 40min to an hour. Only original material.

Can't stop now
Bedtime for the children
Desire
Ashes
Red horses
You and I
Babylon
Gold
Out of the cage
Black
Jungle woman