Prepare for one of the best and most varied Norwegian records ever!
Underveis consists of 11 new songs, neatly packed into elegant arrangements and performed with an enthusiasm that reveals that Eggum is something so rare as an artist that can account for every word he writes. The songs are sharp and melancholic, with a good dose of humor. The result is a series of melodic gems with strong, honest lyrics that are typical of Eggum work as an artist.
Underveis is mainly about relationships between people. In particular, Eggum focuses on the intimate love relationship between two people, a theme that is pervasive in all his production. In songs like "Hemmelig", "Då ska eg komme" and "Ta meg med", he treats love in its different expressions and forms. He sings about this relationship´s bright and, more importantly, dark sides. Eggum´s sharp look and bold texts are also present in the bitter-sweet and cheerful "Jomfru", and in the political "Hagens hotell" Eggum shows his ability to write ironically about current political issues. Eggum is often described as an intelligent observer, and this description is really apparent on this record. So is his sense of humor, such as in "Per og Lise" and "Blikket".
The lyrics come in delightful arrangements that take inspiration from, among other things, gypsy music and 60s rock music. This musical frame is lifted several notches with a dream team of Norwegian musicians that Eggum himself has chosen: Eivind Aarset, Bugge Wesseltoft, Audun Erlien, Paolo Vinaccia, Knut Reiersrud, Steinar Ofsdal, Jens Wendelboe and Gitarkameratene. The album is produced by Sverre Erik Henriksen and is the first album Eggum released on Grappa Musikkforlag.