Highasakite returned in 2016 with the album Camp Echo, again impressing fans and critics alike. The album is the follow-up to Silent Treatment, which was released in 2014 and not only received positive reviews as well, it has remained on the Norwegian top-40 album chart for two years running. On Camp Echo, the band explores more synth/electronic sounds to accompany the darker, introspective lyrics of love, loneliness and despair. With millions of streams of the songs from Camp Echo, Highasakite have been on the road for much of the year, performing at festivals like Glastonbury, The Great Escape, Latitude Festival, Roskilde Festival and Øyafestivalen. Additionally, Highasakite will perform at the 23rd annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 to honor this year’s Nobel Laureate (awarded December 10) and help spread the message of hope, courage and global peace. The event is annually attended by world leaders and dignitaries, in addition to a live audience of 8,000 fans at Oslo’s Telenor Arena; televised to more than 100 countries, 300 million households and also streamed live on YouTube. Highasakite join the ranks of countless globally renowned artists that have taken the stage at the concert including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Florence and the Machine, Rihanna and Aurora among many others.
Lead singer and songwriter for Highasakite, Ingrid Håvik spoke with B-Sides On-Air host Pete Mar, about the writing of Camp Echo, the visuals at their live shows and more. Check out the interview: