Big Daddy Karsten is back with his sexually charged and intoxicating summer single “Stepz.”
Coming fresh off his Melodi Grand Prix smash hit “Smile,” Big Daddy Karsten’s “Stepz” is the club hit we all need right now. I know we’re all craving for a bit of normalcy in our lives, and this track absolutely takes us there. This song makes me feel like I’m in a packed gay bar, surrounded by my friends, drunkenly stumbling into them while feeling myself to the beat. I think this was Karsten’s intentions, and he most definitely succeeded.
The intro of the song feels as if we’re stepping into the club. (See what I did there? 😏) The song starts off slow and steady, with soft-spoken lyrics that build up to a stronger vocal delivery throughout the verse. By the time we get to the hook, I’m already craving a drink. The catchiness of the hook reels us in, and next thing you know, we’re all buying drinks!
The energy here makes me yearn to be back safely at the bar where we are able to drink again like this with all of our friends.
Not only will this hook be stuck in my head for the next several weeks, but the clever verses will be fun to learn and rap along to in the coming weeks as well!
I had the privilege to ask Big Daddy Karsten some questions about this release, check it out below!
What was your favorite part about making this song?
Just vibing in the studio with my good Judy Are Næsset. We had a couple of very fun sessions making this. Every time Are helps me get the harmonies right on the singing parts of songs, I get a little bit horny lol 😌
What was the hardest part?
The pressure of knowing I am releasing a dance track during a pandemic! Clubs are pretty much closed all over, and I have been wondering if people are still going to listen to it. I’m definetly my own worst enemy, so I beat myself up a lot over my own planning.
Tell us about the making of the sexy canvas / cover art you made for the single.
Soooo obviously this is a song about getting drunk and feeling yourself in the club, so we needed some hot guys and a bar. Luckily for me, I know some of the hottest dudes in Oslo, and Are isn’t shy about contacting anyone to do anything. So we thought, what would Cardi and Megan do but with -50% skin showing? 😅
Are you looking forward to performing this song live?
Fuck yes! Now, gigs are slowly but steadily lining up again around here for me. So if there’s a new wave of rona now, I will just have to start performing it in people’s houses wearing a mask! 😂
So, How many steps actually are there?
Enough to get me hammered and dancing like no one is looking! 🥰 If you’re counting them, I think it’s like 25. 😅
What can we expect next from you?
We have some really cool remixes in the works, and then in a month or two, a new single. Not gonna do full on EPs of albums for a little while. But! I will be releasing new tracks more frequently.
What other artists are you listening to right now?
Lil Nas X, Keiino, ONEFOUR and Ferdinand 🥳🥳
Thank you for taking the time to answer those questions for us, Karsten!
Be sure to stream “Stepz” on all platforms now, and follow BDK on social media below!
Written By: Bryce Quartz