Born in Norway and based in Brooklyn, singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche grew up idolizing The Beach Boys and a-ha, and ultimately found a way to infuse his sound with the sweet and adventurous pop of each. As he's developed as a songwriter — releasing five full-length albums, plus much of the soundtrack to the 2007 film Dan in Real Life — Lerche has settled into a sound that's grand, warmly romantic and decidedly timeless. Click the link above to hear him perform live in concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
"Easy to Persuade"
"Words and Music"
"My Hands Are Shaking"
Isabell N. Wedin
Sondre Lerche. Isabell N. Wedin
Since the release of his 2001 debut, the orchestral pop disc Faces Down, Lerche has built a rabid following that's fanned out from his homeland; he won a Norwegian Grammy for Faces Down, and has been picking up fans around the world ever since. Mixing studio finesse with off-the-cuff playfulness, his new album Heartbeat Radio just came out.