Alexander Rybak regularly makes us move with his fiddle. Now, working with Norwegian club-banger-specialist Katastrofe, he’s adding some electronic beats and a healthy dose of patriotism.

“Typisk Norsk” (Typically Norwegian) pays homage to the wonders and quirks of Norway: the rainy summer, girls wearing traditional bunad, yodelling and men who love their mutton. If you’re like us, you’ll smile and you’ll move…

The collaboration is an interesting departure for Rybak, who recently released family-road-trip style tunes for his Trolle audiobook. Katastrofe (“Nødlanding”, “Pattaya”) has stayed true to form and to himself, but has left plenty of room for Rybak to shine — the strings mix well with the heavy beat. The track features a drop that’s more reminiscent of “Heroes” than it is of “Fairytale”.

Yet there is a sense of unity between Katastrofe and Rybak as they chant the chorus. Katastrofe’s vocals, Rybak’s violin rhythms, the yodelling and the drums make for three very captivating minutes. It’s no wonder it was approaching one million Spotify streams just days after its release. Whether it’s down to national pride or just musical chemistry, the harmony is real.

Are you feeling it? Is it a new power anthem for the frosty winter? Let us know in the comments box below!

Typisk Norsk Lyrics – English Translation

We enjoy the summer even though the rain is pouring down

12 months of winter

I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else

We have all we need

Yes, we’ll stay here until we die

From East to West and North to South

Whole Norway sings

Ohhhhhhhhhh

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

Good, gooooood

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

No, we’re going off track wherever it is possible!

Jodeleiho!

I think we surely want to take a drink

Jodeleiho!

Because there is nothing that beats

Jodeleiho!

Girls in bunad in the spring

That is better than Selena Gom, Selena Gom

Because real men want to have mutton, mutton

Ohhhhh

We enjoy the summer even though the rain is pouring down

12 months of winter

I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else

We have all we need

Yes, we’ll stay here until we die

From East to West and North to South

Whole Norway sings

Ohhhhhhhhhh

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

Så typically Norwegian to be good

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

Good, gooooood

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

Ohhhhhhhhhh

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

Så typically Norwegian to be good

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

Good, gooooood

Ohhhhhhhhhh

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

Så typically Norwegian to be good

It’s typically Norwegian to be good

Good, good

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