SKAAR (real name Hilde Skaar) grew up surrounded by the stunning scenery of the little island of Stord in Norway. Her career started before she even told anyone that she wanted to become a musician, when she signed management and recording deals almost immediately after uploading her first cover to YouTube.
Her early singles – including ‘Higher Ground’, ‘Turn of the Tide’ and ‘24’ – established her as Norway’s most exciting new talent. Her debut EP ‘The Other Side of Waiting’ further demonstrated the artistic depth to complement her broad pop appeal. Her achievements kept on coming with three Top 10 radio hits and further award nominations including Best New Artist at the P3Gull Awards, This Year’s Rising Star at by: Larm Festival, and Artist of the Year at the NRJ Awards. Her music also soundtracked the films ‘Battle’ and ‘Askeladden’ as well as the Netflix series ‘Home For Christmas’.
But just as she was breaking through, SKAAR started to question her own abilities. She also felt the pressure to fit in, both as an artist and within the Oslo music scene. The turning point came when she realised that trusting her instinct and remaining true to herself was of far greater importance than seeking approval from others. That independent streak resulted in her releasing ‘Waiting’ in 2021, a set of stripped-back, sensitive acoustic songs.
In 2022 SKAAR will be releasing new singles from her upcoming album, which will be her most personal project so far in her career.
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