Trust, freedom, beauty and engagement are the core values of Metteson, the artist project of Sverre Breivik, Norway’s next biggest pop star. Taking a 360 degree approach to his craft by bringing in different elements of songwriting, dance and theatre to his critically acclaimed live show, was the artist to watch at by:larm, Øyafestivalen and Vinje Rock.
Inspired as much by the theatre as he is by Perfume Genius, ABBA, George Michael, Robyn and Christine and the Queens, Metteson makes music for the dancefloor – if the dancefloor is centred on Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette juxtaposed against Berghain. With a “power show” that is as intensely moving as it is overwhelming and incredibly personal, Metteson has worked with acclaimed producers Matias Tellez (Girl In Red) and Vetle Junker (Aurora, Nils Bech) on developing the sound to be performed on the stage. The trio’s collaborative ethos of serving the melody and creating anthemic freedom and finding the “will” of a song, has led to an arresting pop world of escapism that lives beyond the borders of reality; Metteson’s new reality.