Here's "The Truth" - a new song that will be recorded on my upcoming second album. This stripped down duo version of the song is a part of a mini concert that Annar By - guitarist and singer in my band - and I did at Innlandsscenen live on Norwegian radio P1 Hed&Opp May 7th. The whole performance and interview was filmed and can be seen here: http://www.nrk.no/ho/signe-marie-rustad-spilte-live-1.11700315
I wrote "The Truth" after having a dream that was soundtracked by Robert Plant's song "29 Palms". I had been playing the song on repeat for a week - such a feel-good song! - so no wonder it would appear in one of my dreams as well. In the middle of my Robert Plant-soundtracked dream, I was awoken by a text message from my boyfriend - in Australia at the time - writing me that he was sitting straight accross from a venue in Adelaide where Robert Plant would be playing that very evening! This Plant-coinsidence blew my mind in such a way that there was no way I could go back to sleep, and I reached out for a pen and paper and just let the lyrics flow. Then I got my guitar - the melody was pretty much just there in my head already matching the lyrics - and in about 1 hour the song was finished. I thought "if I'm able to sing this in the shower tomorrow morning, this song will stay with me", and went back to bed. "The Truth" stayed with me alright, and now it will be recorded on my second album. So, thanks Mr. Plant, for expressing yourself in a way that makes me feel so good, and thanks to my love for understanding the importance of a Plant-concert and waking me up in the middle of the night from the other side of the planet so I could write this song.