Softer Than You Know

Composer Frans Bak returns to his roots




LINK TO LYRICS: Frans Bak feat. Sinne Eeg – Softer Than You Know – lyrics

LINK TO NOTES:  Frans Bak feat. Sinne Eeg – Softer Than You Know – notes


Renowned Danish composer and pianist, Frans Bak, unveils his latest project, the ballads album Softer Than You Know, on Storyville Records, marking a nostalgic return to his musical origins.


Softer Than You Know is a collection of 10 songs featuring lyrics by Helle Hansen, performed by the internationally acclaimed vocalist Sinne Eeg. Bak describes the album as a fusion between jazz and pop, offering laid-back melodies and ample room for musical exploration.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bak found himself longing for the sound of his own band. A chance online encounter with saxophonist Fredrik Lundin reignited his passion for music, leading to a collaboration with lyricist Helle Hansen. In turn, Sinne Eeg’s captivating voice breathed life into the songs, inspiring Bak to create a full album.


Recorded with a stellar line up, including Thomas Vang on bass, Emil de Waal on drums and Peter Sprague on guitar paired with contributions from saxophonists Hans Ulrik and Fredrik Lundin, Softer Than You Know promises to enchant listeners with its soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics.


During the 80’s and 90’s, Bak’s career flourished as he balanced his roles as a pianist, bandleader and composer. He collaborated with Danish artists such as Trine Dyrholm, Hella Joof and Peter Frödin, while also gaining recognition for his film score compositions. Notably, Bak composed the music for the TV series Forbrydelsen and the US remake The Killing, sparking a 25 year international career into the world of cinematic soundtracks. Vocalist Sinne Eeg has garnered international acclaim for her mesmerizing performances, captivating audiences with her rich and emotive voice. With numerous awards and accolades to her name, including four Danish Music Awards for Best Vocal Jazz Album, Eeg’s is considered one of the premier female vocalists in Scandinavia.


Bak extends his gratitude to all involved in the project, emphasizing Fredrik Lundin’s pivotal role in reigniting his creative spark and Eeg’s transformative vocal performance.