When I heard a striking song by a man with a deep voice last year I scribbled it down hurriedly in the back of my notebook.... and then forgot about it for a while, until rediscovering it recently (and being just about able to interpret the appalling scrawl...)
Only thing is I don't remember the source - was it on the radio? Was it on a blog? Was it on your blog? If it was then I'd like to thank you! I love this song. It's kind of cinematic, dark and brooding with shades of John Barry and as if from another era - the additional female vocal from Marie Munroe (Hilde Marie Kjersem) made me think of Lee and Nancy, the whole mood made me think of film noir.... well, it made me think of many things.
I'd never heard of Sivert Høyem before but a quick search around reveals that he's Norwegian and used to sing in rock band Madrugada. Following a number of solo releases (including the 2016 album 'Lioness' from which this track comes) he has formed a new band called Paradise with Rob Ellis (notable for his work with P J Harvey, Bat For Lashes, Laika and others) and Rob McVey (Marianne Faithfull). I'm not sure that anything else he's done will match up to 'My Thieving Heart' for me, but sometimes one song is all it needs.