Carly Rae Jepsen’s Visit to Rovaniemi Was About Recharge and Inspiration
Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen visited Rovaniemi and other Lapland destinations in summer 2019 to soak up the Midnight Sun and sound of the Arctic. During her trip to Lapland, the artist recreated her hit song “The Sound” from her album “Dedicated”.
Carly was amazed by the tranquility and soundscapes of Finnish Lapland. In Rovaniemi, she explored forests with husky dogs, bonded over campfire by the lake and relaxed on a floating sauna ferry m/s Erkin Arkki in the Ounasjoki river. Carly shares that the sauna was an experience she would recommend to her friends and fans, as it was one of the highlights of her trip.
Lapland’s nature and it’s genuine environment play a significant role in artist’s work. Carly says that in future, she might come back for a writing camp of sorts.
“In all the places I’ve traveled to, I’ve never felt so inspired to write and be creative only because your mind slows down and you’re able to actually breathe differently,” says Carly.
While in Finland, Carly and her band stripped back the song’s more electronic elements and replaced them with organic, more tranquil, instrumentation. “The Sound (Live in Lapland, Finland),” which was recorded live in the Lapland outdoors with the support of House of Lapland, Finnair and Visit Finland, was released on October 18, 2019.
Having embraced the magic of the Lapland summer, Carly wants to share her experience and inspiration with her fans through the newly released behind the scenes video.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s Finland getaway indicates that Lapland is a year-round destination that has the power to inspire creative artists and travelers alike. Rovaniemi has during the recent years been well-established for being the home of Santa Claus and one of the best locations for Northern Lights viewing. Generally, Lapland is famous for its countless ski tracks and resorts and its snowmobile and reindeer safaris, its snug hotels and luxury igloos.
Right now, people are starting to hear about the other side – its endless summer days under the Midnight Sun. Being surrounded by lakes, fells, forests and vast open landscapes in the nature when it is in full bloom has almost a therapeutic and transformational effect. Occasional meetings with the local wildlife and reindeer and enjoying food that is cooked outdoors is a unique experience for visitors of Lapland in the Summer.