Solveig’s song is called “Places,” and is a bit more melancholic than the dance beats most people know him for. His biggest hits, “Hello,” “Do It Right” and “Intoxicated,” were clear invitations to dance. “Places,” meanwhile, is groovy, catchy and underscored with typical French charm. But Solveig found the inspiration for the song in Norway, from Norwegian singer-songwriter Ina Wroldsen. In 2015, she produced a global hit with Calvin Harris called “How Deep Is Your Love” and now she has also collaborated with Solveig. “We met in a studio in Norway and began writing right away,” Solveig says. “I immediately had a special feeling because of her voice,” because, he says, it was so unique, so emotional, touching and powerful. “She inspired me to compose something more passionate and more melancholic than I normally would.” Two days later, the lyrics and the blueprint for the song were finished.
Solveig doesn’t collaborate with others too often. It often makes him feel uncomfortable. But his cooperation with Sennheiser was different -- “because Sennheiser makes the piece of equipment that I have used, and continue to use, the most: the HD 25.” In his last 20 years as a DJ, he has gone through around 130 pairs of HD 25 headphones. “In my opinion, they are the best DJ headphones in existence,” he says. “It may sound a bit strange, but I have to admit that I also often use them to mix and produce.” Because he is used to the sound, Solveig can use the HD 25 as a benchmark. He knows how a song has to sound on the headphones for it to have the right balance coming out of club speakers. “That made the collaboration with Sennheiser very nice for me.”