We’ve asked bands/artists to share with us their highs and lows of 2016 and what they hope the New Year will bring to them. Here’s the year in review with Morten Myklebust of Apothek.
On a scale of 1-10, how has 2016 been for you?
Down to 2 a few times, but also close to a 9 at one point! Saving 10 for next year.
Have you learned any life lessons this year?
One type of junk food after 3am is enough, also previously learned life lessons can be forgotten if you are not careful.
What was the highlight of 2016 for you?
Album release!… and Westworld
Any low points for you?
Lots, life changing ones as well. Also I had Baha Men’s “Who let the dogs out” in my head for a full day sometime in October.
What was the most overhyped thing of 2016?
I’m not sure but 2016 was the year I realized I really don’t like IPA. I just always thought I did.
Worst of 2016?
Student loans, working without results, heartache, anger, turning 30 without a huge feeling of accomplishment, having to buy trousers.
Best of 2016?
Finishing and releasing the record, and playing it live! Writing new material. Met some really great people.
Best albums of 2016?
I really liked Puberty2 – Mitski, Sirens – Nicolas Jaar, Stranger to Stranger – Paul Simon, Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Blonde – Frank Ocean, Blood Bitch – Jenny Hval.
Worst albums of 2016?
Wish I knew. I listened to Insomniac’s Lullabye by Paul Simon on repeat whenever I could so I didn’t get to hear anything bad.
Any new year’s resolution for 2017?
I have chosen the newly turned 30 list: Get up earlier, work out more, eat better, be more productive. Basically the lyrics to “Fitter Happier”.
Apothek is out now via Propeller Recordings.