Carl Espen may rock a leather jacket and sport a few tattoos, but inside he’s a big softy. The bouncer-turned-carpenter-turned singer, who sang for Norway at Eurovision 2014, sat down with wiwiblogger Deban Aderemi ahead of the grand final to talk fishing, Denmark, and his upcoming album. Perhaps the greatest revelation is one of vulnerability. “[Silent Storm] is about first and foremost just finding your place in life, and to settle down with family and kids and all of that,” he says. “That is something I hold dearly and I haven’t achieved yet. It’s something that I miss and that I think a lot about.”

Carl, who finished eighth in the grand final and eighth with the Wiwi Jury, has a bright musical future ahead of him. We can’t wait for his new album—or for the day he settles down and starts producing those children. Good luck, Carl!

This interview came from Deban Aderemi on location in Copenhagen. You can find him on Twitter @debanaderemi and once you’ve followed him you can also like our Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest from ESC 2014 in Copenhagen. 

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Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Carl Espen is the James Arthur of Eurovision. James, like Carl Espen, had not found his place in life until his music career took off when he won the X Factor UK in 2012. Carl may not have won Eurovision for Norway, but he did very well and I can definitely see a bright future for him in the world of music. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

From the day 1 to this very day there was no other human being there that had moved me with such honesty and down-to-earth personality like Carl … while everybody else tried to impress, he literally just wanted to be heard in singing as he really found is voice and expression in song … his shyness in the interviews really showcases that. So let him sing, I do miss listening to people being brave enough to strip down your soul and turning music into a storytelling moment: that takes guts, talent and a lot of humanity. I just look forwards… Read more »

Dhani
6 years ago

Deban i love you!! You are so cool and funny! 🙂