"One of the most talented new names in contemporary pop." - Los Angeles Times
A charming detour into jazz-inflected pop, Sondre Lerche's new album 'Duper Sessions' is a back-to-basics collection of songs that showcases a more intimate side of this singer-songwriter. Inspired by Chet Baker, Caetano Veloso and even David Lynch, 'Duper Sessions' transports the listener into a different time and place, filled with melody and romanticism. Featuring 10 classic-sounding originals plus covers of songs by Elvis Costello, Cole Porter and Prefab Sprout's Paddy McAloon, 'Duper Sessions' is Sondre Lerche's tribute to the music he loves.
Still in his early twenties, Sondre Lerche has already released two critically acclaimed albums, appeared on the Conan O'Brien and Carson Daly shows, and toured with Elvis Costello, Jason Mraz, Nada Surf, Liz Phair and Ed Harcourt. Recorded quickly and with minimal overdubs, 'Duper Sessions' finds Lerche in a looser, more easy-going mood, for the moment eschewing the complex orchestrations on his previous albums. A nice change of pace, and a warm up for his upcoming album later this year, 'Duper Sessions' is a superlative record in its own right.