You've probably seen our‹‹Love You Right›› cover photo.
Here's the story of how it came to life.
While driving home from a festival gig in southern Norway Florian was pondering about what kind of artwork we should do for our next release. It was driving through the beautiful landscapes of Norway that sparked the idea of creating a heart that was "growing out of the ground". He didn't yet know exactly how he wanted it to look, but what he did know was that he was not creating yet another generic photoshopped album cover.
Lucky for Florian, a week prior to this a storm had blown down several trees in the forest by his house. Borrowing and axe from his handy Polish neighbour he set out into the forrest to find a suitable tree and chop it up. Mind you the axe work was nothing compared to digging out the damn thing!
Originally Florian wanted to cut the heart out of ply-wood, but his dad (retired carpenter) advised him to use the rebar as it's stronger, cheaper and easier to work with. Being broke, he asked around if anyone he knew had a left over rebar. And sure enough a friend of his who is a prison janitor came by with the goods the very next day, cut to the length he needed. He bent the rebar into two heart shaped halves using his BARE HANDS... and a metal tube for the angular corners.
The more the merrier!
With the arrival of Katrine and Jogeir they went into the forest to forage the plants and flowers needed for the heart. (Florian wasn't sure if he should be giving Katrine a knife again tho…) After borrowing a wheelbarrow from a neighbour and raiding a derelict schools bushes they loaded up the trailer, borrowed of course, from yet another helpful neighbour.
Unfortunately for Jogeir, he forgot that this car was ment to run on diesel, not gasoline, so after everything was loaded and they were ready to go, he noticed that the car was making strange sounds...
Luckily Florians father sprang to action and helped us drive the heart to the shooting location
The Photo Shoot!
NEEDLESS TO SAY. WE WERE VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULT!
PHOTO CAPTURED BY AUDUN EFTEVÅG.
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