Sondre Lerche is a bona fide superstar in his home country of Norway. His first EP secured him a major label recording contract and extensive touring, and ended in a Best New Artist award at the Norwegian Grammys, all while he was still in his teens. His native land’s love affair with him endures to this day, as he appears as a coach on The Voice in Norway, and even graces his own postage stamp. But Sondre’s reach extends far beyond Scandinavia, and he has since recorded over 20 EPs and LPs, and founded his own record label in his newly adopted home of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Sondre’s work as film composer began with the 2007 feature film Dan In Real Life for Disney (starring Steve Carrell, Juliette Binoche, and directed by Peter Hedges), for which he wrote a host of original songs and interludes in his signature eclectic indie-pop style. His scoring work for the independent film The Sleepwalker showcased a different, darker side of Sondre the composer. The percussive, discordant score set a claustrophobic tone for the psychological thriller and helped propel it to its premiere in Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.