The Oslo based artist Jakob Ogawa (20) searches the world for inspiration and merges elements from film, art and music. The result is refreshing and expressive – like a warm breeze on the cold winter night.
Having only released three couple of singles and an EP, Jakob’s music has already caught the attention of international tastemakers like NYLON, Colors Berlin, Gorilla vs. Bear, Gold Flake Paint, Urban Outfitters, Clash Magazine and more. The latter dubbing him “a 19 year old prodigy from Norway.”
In May, he released the single “You Might Be Sleeping“, a duet with 18-year-old Soundcloud phenomenon Clairo from Boston. The two musicians have never met each other, but together they’ve made musical magic. The sound is warm and dreamy, characteristics of Jakob Ogawa’s unique sound that has caught the attention of listeners way beyond the borders of his native Norway.
Following two much talked about shows at the major Nordic showcase festival by:Larm in February, Jakob joined American band LANY on the road in Europe for a 12-stop tour. He has since been selected by Red Bull to take the stage as a Red Bull Sound Select-artist, together with Canadian Homeshake in addition to doing a show with Perfume Genius during Oslo’s Øya Festival. Jakob has since played at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg and is very much looking forward to bringing his band back on the road for a good bunch of shows in December. There might even be some new music hitting the airwaves pretty soon.