I know nothing about Norwegian song writer Thomas Dybdahl, even though I have all of his albums.
'One Day You'll Dance For Me, New York City' has only been in my life for four or five years now but is already a firm Sunday morning favourite. All of Dybdahl's work is excellent but this one squeezes just so; there's an almost asphyxiating undercurrent of melancholy that doesn't let up; it's all strangely compelling; as though you're overhearing something, rather than listening.
Click here for a great live version of the title track that won't show on the blog for some reason. It comes complete with a proposal and acceptance...
Meanwhile, here are some clips that will actually play here; 'Love Story' (official video) 'It's Always Been You' (piano/live) 'Henry' (taken from the album) and finally a more intimate performance of the title track on acoustic guitar.
Sorry that I can't wax lyrical on this one; unsure why; I just prefer to hit 'play'.