John Norum launches video for new single “Norma” featuring Wig Wam singer Åge Sten Nilsen
Europe‘s long-time guitarist John Norum has unveiled a video for his new single “Norma” from his latest solo album Gone To Stay, which was released via Gain back on October 28, 2022. The track “Norma” features Wig Wam frontman Åge Sten Nilsen on lead vocals.
Track List for Gone To Stay:
01. Voices of Silence
02. Sail On
03. Gone To Stay
04. One By One
05. What Do You Want
06. Lady Grinning Soul
09. Terror Over Me
10. Face The Truth (Revisited)
In an interview with Andrew DiCecco for Vinyl Writer Music back in early November 2022, Norum spoke about the track “Norma”. Norum indicated (with slight edits): “That one was just the drummer and me. We just went into the studio and started jamming. I had a demo with some good parts in it, but it wasn’t complete, and we just went into the studio and started messing around with it. We played it live, the old-fashioned way, and after that, we arranged it; it had a different arrangement at first, but as you can do these days, you can move things around.
I got the Stockholm Symphony Orchestra to play on it, which was exciting, especially for them because they never get to play new rock. So, there are some real strings on there and everything. The lyrics are written by a good friend of mine called Michael Guy. It’s about Marilyn Monroe and Norma Jean’s life story. Michael Guy is a producer, engineer, and guitar player from the States; very, very good. We wrote two songs on this album. We needed an off-tempo song because everything was kind of mid-tempo, so I did it.”
John Norum‘s “Norma” video feat. Åge Sten Nilsen: