The Blue Gap is the professional name of Pop songwriting duo Ruben Oma and Christian Myhren Fonneland. The Oslo, Norway based musicians formed the group in 2017 after playing together in a number of other bands. In-between projects they began sharing song ideas. Before long The Blue Gap was born. They made their international debut in May of 2020 with the single “Tell Me Why.” Since then they have dropped three more singles. With each new release the group has watched their fan base grow.
“It’s Alright” is the latest single from The Blue Gap, released worldwide to all major streaming services on May 5, 2021. The track opens with a Lo-fi guitar/drums/vocal intro. Through the first verse the song has a definitive Shins vibe. However, once we reach the chorus the mix expands to include lush vocal harmonies, additional guitars, bass and piano. From that point on, musically “It’s Alright” takes on a Roxy Music-style 80’s feel.
Lyrically the song deals with the loneliness and anxiety caused by chronic insomnia. The singer’s high tenor and smooth delivery is hypnotic as he sings, “It’s alright I’ve been talking to myself tonight.” The song is a beautiful bit of ethereal and melancholy Alt-Pop marked by airy, wistful vocals and a rich, ambient production.
Check out “It’s Alright” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below the video to connect with The Blue Gap. Get on their socials and get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this talented Norwegian duo.