Still in the midst of celebrating 15 years in music, Orjan Nilsen keeps pushing his sound and this time, the Norwegian digs into the progressive side with a cut called ‘Sankthansaften’. The track aims to show his love for his home country whilst reflecting on the phenomenon that occurs in Norway on 23 June, the same day on which this record was written.
Named after one of Orjan’s favourite traditions in his home country, ‘Sankthansaften’ is a token of appreciation for the country he calls home. This melody-driven production makes for a soundscape that tickles the imagination as both a standalone single and possibly one of the most alluring tracks on Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2020’ mix album.
Orjan Nilsen: “’Sankthansaften’ is an occurence you can witness in my hometown of Kirkenes in late June. It is a sunrise and a sunset at the same time; because the sun is so high up in the horizon, it doesn’t manage to set. My daughter took a picture of this magical experience and this became the artwork of the track. It’s a beautiful summery track with a gorgeous guitar, exactly what I hear when I look at my daughter’s picture. I love my home!”