Filip Dahl is a Norwegian composer and multi-instrumentalist. He started his music career as lead guitarist in various Norwegian rock bands back in the 70’s, before moving on to become a recognized engineer and record producer. He was one of the main founders and owners of the highly acclaimed and successful Trondheim based Brygga Studio during the 80’s and 90’s. He took a self-imposed break from the music scene during the beginning of the new century, but he is now back again for full as a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.
This has so far resulted in three solo albums solely composed, performed, recorded and produced by himself. The album ‘Black Angels and White Demons‘ was released in 2016, ‘A Fire Through the Night‘ in 2018 while the latest album ‘Translucent Dreams of an Opaque Mind‘ was released in the fall of 2020. The tracks on all three albums spans from melodic prog rock to harmonic and symphonic rock, clearly revealing his roots and influences by bands like Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Kansas, Marillion and Dream Theater.
Two new songs entitled ‘When You Meet Someone Like You‘ and ‘Celebrating the Joy of Life‘ were released as singles in May 2021, while a brand-new song entitled ‘I know the Time is Coming to Say Goodbye to You‘ will be released on 6th August.
“The song is about the sad feelings and emptiness that hits you so hard once you realize that someone or something which has been of crucial importance in your life, soon will not be around anymore.”
On what inspired the song…
“It might possibly sound a bit strange, but it was in fact seeing my daughter-in-law and son’s absolutely amazing and super-cool Jack Russel Terrier “Jesper” suddenly start to fade away and finally pass away.”
“Releasing a new single is always filled with both great excitement and a bit of panic. It is certainly something which you have put so much effort and feelings into, that you feel both proud and protective about it. I always keeps my fingers crossed that it will hit my audience straight into their heart and mind and make them love it in the same way as I do.”