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Teitur brings humble performances to U.S.

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As he took the stage on Feb. 1 Teitur Lassen, a singer-songwriter from the Faroe Islands, stunned the audience with his humility and musicianship.
Seattle was Teitur’s first stop in his second tour of the United States. He is a well-known artist in and around Europe, but is still trying to gain ground in the U.S.
This most recent tour was a result of the release of his newest album titled “Let the Dog Drive Home.”
The newest album is a fun compellation of songs, some of which mimic his first album, and others introduce a new style into his repertoire.

Acoustic musician comes to Seattle, sharing his passion for the arts

The lyrics in “All I Remember From Last Night is You” are playfully written to accent the piano, which takes on an almost hung-over laziness.
This attention to detail in his music is intriguing and sometimes requires more than one listen to catch. Other songs like “Betty Hedges” are built off of timeless sayings such as “hedging bets” which denotes indecisiveness.
This underlying meaning is translated into the piano driven song through contradicting time signatures.
These songs and many others were played at the Triple Door on Feb. 1.
Live shows introduce a level of uncertainty to audiences who have been listening to those artists for a long time. The artist may be boring or rude, and there voice may not be a great as it sounds on their record.
This was not the case with Teitur Lassen. His stage presence was humble and yet he had a good sense of humor. His music was well organized and his vocal ability amounted to everything heard on his CDs.
Teitur recounted stories of his past times in Nashville, New York and L.A., two of which led to songs on his new album “Waverly Place” and “You Never Leave L.A.”
Having only been to the U.S. two times he has a little bit of an accent, but it is almost untraceable in his music.
Another stunning fact about Teitur is that English is his second language. Despite this fact, the poetry-driven lyrics in his first album and many other songs are humbling. His style is riveting, and seeing him in action on stage is a treat.
I would encourage any music enthusiast to listen to his first album “Poetry and Aeroplanes” and then to search for tour dates and follow his other musical creations. Teitur is gaining ground in the U.S. and should be back for another tour.

Written by Daniel Conrad

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