Since bursting onto the scene, Kygo has remained at the top of his craft, cranking out hit after hit, and finally releasing his debut album, Cloud Nine, earlier this year. Now, the Norwegian purveyor of all things tropical can add closing the Olympics to his list of accomplishments, as well as a collaboration with U2, and some packed-out shows at the world’s most iconic venues.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, the man behind the music, sat down with Matt Medved to discuss some of the most recent happenings in the producer’s life. Here’s what he had to say about the monumental Olympic performance.
“It was pretty surreal for me. In the stadium it was 90,000 people I think, but on TV 800 million watching – just crazy. It’s hard to describe … I was just very happy. I think it took a couple days for me to actually realize and process what had just happened.”
Apparently, Kygo actually lived in Rio for a short time when he was a youth, and it’s a much looked over fact that he was born in Singapore, moving around the world with his family before coming of age to serve with the Norwegian military. This year the, Kyrre turned 25 and had the chance to play in his hometown on his birthday, taking the opportunity to premiere his collaboration with Bono of U2.
“It was a special moment for me to be on my birthday in the city I was born, and it was the first time I’ve played Singapore as well. I’ve only played four times in Asia now, but every time I go over, they’re really into the music. Electronic music is exploding over there right now.”
Have a look at the full Billboard interview below.
Today, Kygo also released the music video for one of the biggest hits from his Cloud Nine album, “Carry Me.” Check that out below.