Review: Kate Havnevik- Disobey

Disobey is the second single from Norway’s Kate Havnevik’s album, YOU. It has been produced by Guy Sigsworth who has worked with the likes of Bjork and Madonna. Really this should have been a recipe for perfection yet I am left wondering quite *how* Havnevik got to work with him.

Vocals are rather bland, not to mention the lyrics, which even if they were actually sung with a fair amount of enthusiasm, malice and passion still wouldn’t quite be enough for me to enjoy Disobey.  Sonically, there is nothing charismatic about Kate Havnevik. Even the frantic drum beats don’t drive this song in a direction to make it stand out.

There is a huge amount of talent coming from Scandinavia at the moment and I don’t think that Kate Havnevik is quite included in this. As this musical climate stands right now, her chances of breaking through seem pretty slim.

Words: Katie Wilkinson