'Svalbard' was written in the winter of late 2018 to 2019 on the Norwegian archipelago, far away from his birthplace in Hamburg. Once Niklas had finished writing, he took these compositions to Andy Barlow of Lamb (U2, Fink and Willie Nelson). In Brighton they worked together and Andy recorded, produced and mixed 'Svalbard' it into its final state. 'Svalbard' opens with 'If', a song which articulates the traces which these environments have left in Niklas' mind - something pressing is present in the music. All these impressions come from a piece of music which is both melancholic and positive, something which can cradles us from anxiety.