J-pop meets 80s glam pop meets devastating Nordic scepticism.
SAKARIS is doing just fine, yet he keeps telling himself that he could do better. Someone
really should tell this young man to take it easy.
Since his debut album in 2012, this Faroese electro artist has made a name for himself as the purveyor of quirky, melodic, and extremely catchy alternative pop music. Combining his love for The Beach Boys, dance music, 80s glitz, and video game nostalgia, the music - at first sight - seems uplifting and extremely danceable. “This is just a trick!”, SAKARIS proclaims, as the optimistic and synth-drenched sound of his music only serves to lure people to dance to his pessimistic, neurotic, and extremely Nordic musings about impossible love, failure of purpose, millennial angst, and paralyzing self-awareness.
On stage, the keytar wielding SAKARIS charms the audience with woefully unscripted stage banter and down-to-earth presence, before blasting into earworm after earworm. Having
performed at everything from a 13-year-old’s private birthday party to SPOT festival to senior Bingo night to the main stage of the G! Festival, SAKARIS knows that every show is different and also exactly the same.