Elsk mæ sakte

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Til Jørn Hoels dag på Hver gang vi møtes hadde Unni valgt låten Elsk mæ sakte på grunn av musikken, og oppdaget ikke før hun gikk nærmere inn på den at det er en rimelig het tekst - Jørn kunne også fortelle at konserter hadde blitt avlyst på grunn av den!

Unnis ord fra Facebook:
«Flott låt, men ingen lett tekst å tolke for en sjenert frøken fra Oslos østkant... I kveld har jeg mobilisert det visuelle for å veie opp, og prøver å sette ut Jørn Hoel med Prinsesse Leia-look mens jeg synger «Elsk mæ sakte». Drøyere enn det får dere ikke se meg ;) PS: Legge merke til kjolen under fremføringen, som Jan Thomas mener ser ut som er hentet fra 'My Little Pony'! Det funka på Jørn, Jan Thomas!

Les Unnis egne ord om Jørn og om låtvalget HER




Femmer i Dagbladet :
«Jørn hadde ikke lyst til å bli Norges mest sexy mann, men å synge sanger som «Elsk mæ sakte» er i så fall å be om trøbbel. Unni gjør det Wenche ikke gjør, hun bruker stemmeregisteret og henter fram et arrangement som gir låten en helt ny dynamikk og et herlig, nesten suggererende driv. Hun har valgt å «elske litt fortere», som hun sjøl sier, og lager en nydelig og svært annerledes versjon av låten - med banjo- og felekomp og countryfeeling, og med den flotte stemmen i fokus. Unni adopterer rett og slett låten.»
Femmer i VG :
«Atskillig raskere enn originalen og med et herlig folkemusikalsk driv. At Unni synger vakkert, har vi sett og hørt gjennom hele denne sesongen, men her skaper hun faktisk en helt ny låt. Versjonen hennes bygger seg sakte opp mot et klimaks – hvilket strengt tatt er hva store deler av denne sangen faktisk handler om også….»


TV2s og Unnis Facebook :
Gøril Steenmark-Rødder: «Fy f...!!!!! Maaaaagisk! Har gåsehud ennå, og vi er langt inn i reklamepausen»

Christer Otnes: «Etter å sikkert ha hørt/ sett sangen på repeat minst 47 ganger, finner jeg fortsatt små musikalske finesser som gjør den til en utrolig tolkning. Det er ekte og man tror virkelig på det du synger, og du forsterker det med å følge kamera med blikket i noen få sekunder (som forøvrig er unikt i HGVM). Som skrevet tidligere; dette var bedre enn orginalen! Takk Unni! :D »

Rune Sjaastad: «Son ståpælsøyeblikk at kleian rætt å slætt sett fast i huden, helt nydelig fremført!»

Hege Breen Wagenius: «Unni - du er på en måte overjordisk - helt rå»

Mona-Lisa Hagen: «Kudos! For en vanvittig bra tolkning av den låta»

Olaug Thortveit: «Jeg fikk assosiasjoner til både Joni Mitchell og Frida Kahlo. #respect»

Helmuth Schmidt: «Guess what, yet again you ENCHANTED me! And what a great princess you are... I wish I'd be more confident and give it a go with sailing outside my comfort zone more often.»

Siri Rygh: «Fantastisk flott versjon!! Gåsehud»

Birgitte Vilberg: «Først så jeg sveisen, så så jeg kjolen, sangen var NYDELIG fremført, er fortsatt misunnelig på sveisen»

Tekst 'Elsk mæ sakte':

Du står i skyggen
  uten et ord
  I det nakne mørket
  venter du på meg
  Masken tar vi av oss
  Verden glir bort
  Hud har egne lover
  og snart stormer det stort

Så elsk meg sakte
  Elsk meg hardt
  La meg kjenne hele deg
  komme sakte

Du stod i skyggen
  uten et ord
  I det nakne mørket
  venta du på meg
  Masken tok vi av oss
  og verden gled bort
  For hud har egne lover
  og snart, snart stormer det stort

Så elsk meg sakte
  Elsk meg hardt
  La meg kjenne hele deg
  komme sakte

Kjærlighet helt uten ansikt
  uten tanker, uten ord
  Bare oss, og flammen i oss
  Ingen stengsler, flammen gror

Elsk meg sakte...

  Elsk meg sakte
  Elsk meg hardt
  La meg kjenne hele deg
  komme sakte
  Elsk meg sakte
  Elsk meg hardt
  La meg kjenne hele deg
  komme sakte

Tekst: Jørn Hoel, Oddvar Nygård
Musikk: Jørn Hoel



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Unni Wilhelmsen om sitt valg av låt:

I remember time was running out. I was hurrying from one concert to another by sailboat. The weather was nasty, the waves were high, and the festival soundcheck was scheduled in two hours, across open sea. The last few nights we had anchored up by a desert Island, and my cat had developed from skeptic to queen of the island during that period. Now she had gone into hiding somewhere in the bushes due to the wind, and if we didn't take off now, I would't reach my own perfomance with Di Derre and Jo Nesbø. We had to leave without her. Being a musician, concerts rank before cats, family members, birthdays, friends, weddings, health, comfort and romance. And though it wasn't easy to leave my cat all by herself in the wilderness: She's a hunter. A clever veteran, used to the outdoors. She had the whole Island to herself, and she wasn't going anywhere. Of course we would find her later.

It was also time for me to choose one of Jørn Hoel's songs to perform in the TV show 'Hver gang vi møtes'. I had all the other songs picked out, and I was in a hurry to go through Jørn's hits, while the boat engine and the wind was howling. Needless to say, I was a bit occupied, and couldn't pay full attention to the lyrics, when I heard a melody and some harmonies appealing to me. I decided in a heart beat: this was the song I was going to play to honor Jørn! I wrote down the title 'Elsk mæ sakte' (Love me slowly), and I guess I should've reacted on some level, but I had too much practical stuff to worry about at the time.

Everyone in Norway (above a certain age) know of Jørn Hoel. Either through music, his skills of food and wine, or his flirtatious humor. He was once titled 'Norways sexiest man', and women would be screaming when he entered stage. My first encounter with Jørn was at the age of 18, when he played an intimate concert for the volunteers at a charity event in Oslo. I was sitting on the floor, I knew who he was, but I was not a fan. I remember him singing a slow love song, and he came down from stage with a rose in one hand and the microphone in the other. He walked among us, kneeled down, and gave the rose to a young girl. He gave it to me. After that, I definitely became more aware of Jørn Hoel.

Through the years, Jørn and I have met many times, and gotten to know each other a little better. But staying at the farm during 'Hver gang vi møtes' helped me learn what a warm, generous, including and generally nice person he is. Easy to be with, honest, funny and with a huge portion of self irony, he's become 'Onkel Jørn' to us all. We've learned about his cool parents, his voice problems as a child, and which music truly plays within him.

After making it in time for that summer festival concert, we went back to the island to find my cat the next day. The weather was unruly, and it took me an hour of calling and searching to find her. Of course she was all right. She was glad to see me, but only until it was time to enter the the boat. Because of the wind and waves, she would prefer to stay on, make a different life for herself and change her diet to mice permanently. She didn't have that choice, and neither did Jørn Hoel when he was titled The Most Sexy Man in the Kingdom. Right there and then, he knew his musical dreams was fucked (his own words), and his image as a womanizer and a singer of explisit love songs was semented.

Back on shore with my guitars and my cat, I finally sat down and listened to the song I had told the TV crew I had chosen, to honor Jørn Hoel. And then the lyrics hit me. There's no way around it - the song is about making love, quite vividly. I guess it's a first time for everything, but I blushed, and imediately wondered what I could do to arrange this song away from the sound of steaming hot sex from the 90's. I came up with a few ideas, and must admit the band helped me out a lot. I would like to thank the band in general for all the fabolous backing they have provided throughout all the programs, and especially for helping me out of this performance. I knew I risked something doing this song, but we landed on our feet.

Thank you Jørn, for being such a sport, and a good guy. Thank you, all the fantastic musicians, for your time and devotion, profesionalism, great taste and good spirit!:

Marie Klåpbakken, Haakon-Marius Pettersen, Truls Hval, Kristian Kvalvaag, Lars Christian Folkvord, Thorstein Lofthus! <3