Iselin Solheim

Iselin Løken Solheim (born 20 June 1990), known mononymously as Iselin, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. She is well known for her vocals on Alan Walker's singles "Faded" and "Sing Me to Sleep" and Gryffin's single "Just for a Moment" . She started her music career in the year 2007. Her songs are mainly in English.

Iselin Solheim
Iselin performing in 2019
Iselin performing in 2019
Background information
Birth nameIselin Løken Solheim
Born (1990-06-20) 20 June 1990 (age 30)
Naustdal, Norway
OriginOslo, Norway
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2007–present
LabelsWarner Music Sweden
Associated acts

CareerEdit

Iselin Løken Solheim was born in Naustdal, located in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway and started singing at a young age. In 2007 she participated in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol named Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne, where she placed in the top 40.[1] In 2009, after high school she attended kiringssal Folkehøgskule in Sandefjord, where she mainly studied music and then began writing her own songs. In 2010, she attended The Institute for Performing Arts in Liverpool, where she studied Popularize Music & Sound Technology. Here she developed as an artist and performer, starting with new projects and cultivating her own sounds.[2]

After returning to Norway from the United Kingdom, Bisi Music signed her immediately. She then released her well-received debut single "What's Happening", which received wide airplay and was selected Song of the Week for the national radio station Radio Norge. At that time Solheim met Jesper Borgen together with her former manager Hilde Wahl from Bisi Music to test out a new partnership. They later on wrote the text, melody and produced the song "The Wizard of Us" and "Oracle" together in 2013.[1] Her next single "Giants" was released in 2015.

In late 2015 and early 2016, her vocals were uncredited on Alan Walker's EDM songs "Faded" and "Sing Me to Sleep".[3]

In 2018, Iselin released the solo track "Bathtub". She says of the song:

I’d done the singer-songwriter thing for a while and all of my friends started to get educations and stuff, and I kind of got insecure about music for the first time… whether I should do it or not… it all got a bit too much”, says Iselin Solheim. “I felt a bit stressed a while ago, and at the time I was supposed to have many sessions in Stockholm. After one of my sessions I retreated to my hotel bathtub to unwind, and was inspired to write the track.[4]

She then released her next single "Lost" in September and an acoustic version of the same in October 2018. "Anyone Out there" came out in February 2019.

Felix Cartal's single "Walking By ft. Iselin"(2018), Gryffin's single "Just for a Moment ft. Iselin"(2018) and 3LAU & Justin Caruso's single "Better With You ft. Iselin"(2019) are notable works of Iselin.

Iselin has co-written songs for artists like R3HAB, Matoma, SKAAR, Inna, Broiler (music producers), James Carter etc.[5]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Album
Credited as Iselin Solheim
"What's Happening" 2012 non-album singles
"The Wizard of Us" 2013
"Oracle"
"Giants" 2015
"Listen" 2016
Credited as Iselin
"Bathtub"[6] 2018 non-album singles
"Lost"[7]
"Lost: Acoustic Version"
"Anyone Out There" 2019

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Album/EP
Credited as Iselin Solheim
"Usynlig"
(Cir.Cuz featuring Iselin Solheim)
2013 Vi Er Cir.Cuz
"Giants"[8]
(Lotus with Montis featuring Iselin Solheim)
2017 non-album single
Credited as Iselin
"Do You Care"[9]
(Ryan Riback featuring Iselin)
2017 non-album single
"Walking By"[10]
(Felix Cartal featuring Iselin)
2018 Next Season
"Listen"[11]
(Seeb featuring Iselin)
Nice to Meet You - EP
"Just For A Moment"[12]
(Gryffin featuring Iselin)
Gravity
"On Me"[13]
(Samuraii featuring Iselin)
non-album singles
"Better With You"[14]
(3LAU and Justin Caruso featuring Iselin)
2019
"Clear Water"
(Karl Zine featuring Iselin)

Other songsEdit

Title Year Platform
"Coloured Sky" 2010 SoundCloud
"Dancing in the Rain"
(with Mari T Jorgensen)
2011 YouTube
"Crazy Town"
(featuring Jesper Borgen)
2012

Production creditsEdit

Title Year Artist Role
"Faded" 2015 Alan Walker Uncredited vocalist
"Sing Me to Sleep" 2016
"Mood" 2018 Felix Cartal
"Distant Memory" 2021 R3hab W&W & Timmy Trumpet

Music videosEdit

Title Year Directors
"The Wizard of Us"[15] 2013 N/A
"Faded (Restrung)"[16] 2015
  • Rikkard Häggbom
  • Tobias Häggbom
"Giants"[17] 2015 N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Iselin Solheim: – Trollet i meg vil frem". Archived from the original on 2017-04-13. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  2. ^ URØRT: Iselin Solheim biografi (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ Pop, Essentially (2016-07-20). "Go behind the scenes in Hong Kong for Alan Walker's new music video for 'Sing Me To Sleep'". Essentially Pop. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  4. ^ "Iselin". Spotify. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Bathtub - Single by Iselin on Apple Music". iTunes Store (NZ). Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Lost - Single by Iselin on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Giants (feat. Iselin Solheim) - Single by Lotus x Montis on Apple Music". iTunes Store (IT). Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Do You Care (feat. Iselin) - Single by Ryan Riback on Apple Music". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Walking By (feat. Iselin) - Single by Felix Cartal on Apple Music". iTunes Store (NO). Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Nice to Meet You - EP by Seeb on Apple Music". iTunes Store (NZ). Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Just For a Moment (feat. Iselin) - Single by Gryffin on Apple Music". iTunes Store (RU). Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  13. ^ "On Me (feat. Iselin) - Single by Samuraii on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  14. ^ Sweeney, Farrell (2019-03-01). "3LAU and Justin Caruso deliver dance-pop release, 'Better With You', featuring Iselin". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2019-03-07. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  15. ^ Hilde Wahl (14 July 2013), Iselin Solheim - THE WIZARD OF US (official video from Bisi Music), retrieved 25 May 2018
  16. ^ Alan Walker (11 February 2016), Alan Walker - Faded (Restrung), retrieved 4 July 2018
  17. ^ Iselin Solheim (27 November 2016), Iselin Solheim-Giants, retrieved 4 July 2018