Stories from the world of Jan Eggum.
A Sympathetic Glance
Eggum stops to dwell on key moments and key people in life. Chances are that Eggum is fond of all the people he describes in his songs, albeit to a variable degree. It is easy to understand his sympathy with those who have been excluded and left out. Equally strong is his compassion for the little man in the bar that no one sees, and who only seeks love ("Rør meg"), and his understanding that a small gray mouse choose to feel like a star ("Grå mus").
The World of Eggum
Jan Eggum also puts words – and names – to life’s invisible conductors. The passage of time is portrayed in "Tyven skal du hete", while "Tilfeldigvis" reminds us that most things in life are random – even love. The song is performed as a duet with Karin Park, and although the message may seem naive and simple, it is presented in a typically Eggum-way, with elegant twists and well-chosen words. And no other than Jan Eggum describes better the loss of another in such a heartfelt manner like he does in "Når du er langt herfra". Which brings us to an end, and to a song that is among the very best written by Eggum: "Når pappa kommer hjem" – every father´s bad conscience distilled into four minutes. A masterful story, set to music by the master himself.