He’s the Eurovision winner from 2009 who taught us how to write a song earlier this May in Lisbon.

And on November 10th, Alexander Rybak mixed up his sound once more, releasing a new single that sees him experiment with inspiring ethnic sounds.

In the NRK TV series “Muitte Mu – Remember Me”, established Norwegian musicians, Alexander included, learned to compose and perform their own joik, with help from an expert mentor, Frode Fjellheim.

The “Fairytale” singer had three days to master his joik skills and compose a new song that showcases the difficult techniques of the Sami-originated genre. The result? “Let The Music Guide You”

The stripped-back single has a melancholic, yet uplifting feel, and displays a different side of the “That’s How You Write a Song” hitmaker. Alexander is reported to have said he wishes to use joik to encourage all of those who feel ignored and invisible. The song, entirely composed by Rybak, was performed live alongside the Guovdageainnu Nuorra Jienat Children’s Choir.

Alexander Rybak hører en joikestemme inni seg selv. Det synes Stjernekamp-vinneren Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen er fint ?Rybak vil joike alle som har følt seg utenfor: https://www.nrk.no/sapmi/xl/1.14259118

Posted by NRK Sápmi on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Let The Music Guide You lyrics — Alexander Rybak

There was a little boy standing
with his little boy tears
and a broken heart.
The other kids said
“You don’t belong with us,
just stay away!”

He was crying all day long.
His whole world felt so wrong,
when somewhere from the mountain
he heard a friendly song:

(Chorus)
Ey-oh-loa, ey-oh-loa
Lift your heart, rise above,
and let the music guide you.
Ey-oh-loa, ey-oh-loa.
Spread your wings, shine your light
and let the music guide you.

The old man stood by the lonely tree
one rainy day.
The same place where they together
used to laugh and play.

Now with nobody else around,
there was no hope to be found.
When suddenly the tree would whisper
a familiar sound:

(Chorus)

Ey-oh-loa, ey-oh-loa
Lift your heart, rise above,
and let the music guide you.
Ey-oh-loa, ey-oh-loa.
Spread your wings, shine your light
and let the music guide you.

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That how you write a song > let the music guide you
LOL

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I heard it. It was good.
To be honest, everything Rybak composes sound like it could go to Eurovision!

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that’s not how you write a song Alex…jk, its bearable 😉