Ina Wroldsen’s “Haloes” Is Scandinavian Pop Perfection
EDIT: The post has been updated with Ina’s inspiring “Haloes” video. Watch it below.
After carving out a niche as one of pop’s go-to songwriters (she has penned bops for Britney Spears, Shakira and Demi Lovato), Ina Wroldsen has been dedicating more time to her own artist project. A decision that immediately paid dividends when her feature on Jax Janes’ “Breathe” became a worldwide hit in 2018. The Norwegian pop star could have another one on her hands with “Haloes.” Produced by Steve Mac, this is arguably Ina’s most instant and accessible single to date. “Do you see that? Flickers of light, color green right there, my love,” she sings on the pre-chorus.
That leads to one of those anthemic choruses that Scandinavians do best. “I see haloes glow wherever I see, we’re young and free,” Ina belts. “Won’t you come, won’t you come, won’t you come with me?” As it turns out, the lyrics are quite literal. “[I wanted to] capture that moment of euphoria you feel when you are in a crowd of people and everyone is just having a wonderful time, being human together,” she reveals. “With my songwriting, I am constantly trying to capture defining moments of human nature in seemingly everyday situations.” Listen below.