Hello all. Last year in Oslo I met Øystein Greni, frontman of one of the biggest and most influential Norwegian bands of the last 10 years Bigbang. Gab and I were first introduced to the band years ago when we saw a live performance from them on a cultural Mexican TV station.
In December 2013 I caught Bigbang live in Oslo and after the show I met Øystein and we became friends straight away. Months later I visited Norway again and after going on a good long run though the Norwegian woods we ended up at his place playing old vinyl records from his huge collection.
He introduced me to a song called Natures Way from an American band from the 60's called Spirit and I thought it was a great song! Right then we decided to record it without having any plans to release it in any way shape or form. A few days later we met at a studio in Oslo, and after the success of the session we decided to give it a serious try. A month later, during our summer tour in the States, I showed Gab the track and she loved it!
In September, before we started our autumn tour in Europe, she recorded her guitars back at our studios in Mexico and the track was ready! In October the video was shot without any big plans ahead, just for the love of it. A bunch of young and talented Norwegian film makers wanted a song for an idea they had in mind. They called Øystein asking if he had a track they could use and he offered them Nature’s Way.
Three days later and we had an outstanding video and in complete harmony with the lyrics of the song.
This song is not part of any album either from Rodrigo y Garbriela or from Øystein. We hope you like it and if you do please share it with your friends.
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Hola todos! El año pasado conocí a Øystein Greni de la banda Noruega llamada Bigband y me hizo escuchar una canción de Spirit (banda americana de los 60s) llamada Natures Way. Unos días después Øystein y yo decidimos grabarla en Oslo y un mes después Gab la escuchó, le gustó y grabó su parte en nuestro estudio de México.
Unas semanas después, un par de talentosos directores de cine noruegos necesitaban música para una idea que tenían, hablaron con Øystein y este les ofreció Natures Way. Tres días después teníamos un vídeo en contexto increíble, y una grabación terminada, y este es el resultado!
Esta canción no es parte de ningún nuevo álbum, ni de nosotros, ni de Øystein, simplemente la grabamos por amor al arte.
Espero que les guste, y si es así por favor compártanla con sus amigos ya que esta será la única forma de promocionarla y distribuirla por ahora.
released April 24, 2015
Written by Randy California
Lead vocals: Øystein Greni
Guitars: Rodrigo Sanchez, Gabriela Quintero, Øystein Greni
Vocal harmonies: Anne Lise Frøkedal, Rodrigo Sanchez, Tuva Syvertsen, Taran Greni, Magnus Hængsle
Piano: Magnus Hængsle
Organ: Øystein Greni
Produced by: Øystein Greni with Rodrigo Sanchez
Engineer. Jørn Christensen
Recorded at Grand Sport Studios, Oslo Norway
Mixed by Andrew Schepps.
Mastered by Fergal Davis.