Norwegian supergroup KEiiNO reveal a new stunning cover single of Kylie Minogue classic ‘On A Night Like This’
Being huge fans of Kylie Minogue, and about to embark on a tour of her home-country, an homage to the Australian icon felt just right. KEiiNO’s version of ‘On A Night Like This’ is out now.
Tom Hugo and KEiiNO’s in-house producer Rüdiger Schramm instantly had ideas about how to turn the song into a banger for a party, dancefloor or a work-out session. KEiiNO’s version also gives you Fred Buljo’s indigenous power-joik, and the band hope the Sami spirit will hopefully bring good fortune and many nights without social distancing. Because right now, this is what we all want to hear: “On a night like this, we’re gonna be together. On a night like this, we’re gonna stay forever”
The album, titled ‘OKTA guokte’, features all of the band’s original singles, in addition to their dance-cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Shallow’. Since the band couldn’t promote their 2020 debut album ‘OKTA’ (translation: One) on tour, ‘OKTA guokte’ (“guokte” translating to “two”) serves as the album’s follow up, additionally featuring the whopping 9 singles the band have put out since their debut album was released – bringing the total to 19 tracks, with well over 100 million combined streams.
Their success in Eurovision 2019 saw them chart in many European countries, go on to achieve a #1 in Norway, 4 platinum certifications and receive a Norwegian Grammy (Spellemann) nomination. As a trio of singers, they’re far from a one-trick pony, and the songs on ‘OKTA guokte’ vary in sound and style. Some songs might give you a flashback to Y2K eurodisco, some are darker and more synth-heavy, others are timeless pop/rock songs. Quite fitting for a band who have “unity in diversity” as their value motto. But variations aside, all songs have uplifting melodies and a touch of joik and Sami (the Indigenous people of the Nordics language). All sound unmistakably “KEiiNO”.
KEiiNO’s new compilation album ‘OKTA guokte’, as well as their version of Kylie’s ‘On A Night Like This’ are out now. The band kicks off their Australian tour on the same day of the release, starting in the Gold Coast.