White Lion Vocalist Mike Tramp ‘For Første Gang’ NEW ALBUM in Danish – For the First Time – SONG “For Første Gang For Altid” – 2022 – VIDEO

MIKE TRAMP “For Første Gang”

The First Mike Tramp Album Sung Entirely in Danish

“For Første Gang” will be released on digital, LP (black and crystal vinyl, each limited to 500 units) via Target Records on September 2, 2022. All pre-ordered CDs and LPs via the Target Shop will be signed by Mike Tramp.


On the Album, Mike Tramp said:

There was no plan to do it, not on paper or a wish list. When someone would ask, “Will you ever do an album in Danish?” I would answer, “Yeah, maybe one day,” not giving it more thought, until that day unexpectedly came around. One of my best friends, who I’ve known all my life and also happens to be the author of my biography “Vagabond,” Lars Daneskov, one day sent me the lyrics to a song. In my entire career, I had never sung other people’s lyrics or written music to lyrics. As I read the lyrics, which were as close to something I would have written myself if I had been fluent and comfortable in my mother tongue, it opened a door to another room or another world. I was drawn to explore this journey which would always be ‘For the First Time,’ now also the title of the album. It was completely different and separate from anything I had ever done.

I started composing the music and melodies exclusively on piano and it allowed me to go to musical places I had not been before, as lyrics to song by song were sent to me. This album and journey had to stand on its own and not be compared, not even in the slightest form, to what I had done before. I wasn’t thinking about an audience, I wasn’t thinking about how it would end up. I just followed something natural, almost a reservoir of things I had kept for this day – melodies and styles that would’ve never fit my rock career, my rock’n’roll life. But this is as much Mike Tramp as White Lion, Freak of Nature ever were and might just be the one and only time I climb this mountain.

The songs are about the place I come from, how I grew up and how the world was back then. It is my story, but unfortunately for my international fans, it can’t be translated to English and have the same meaning as when I sing the words of my mother or the sound of the streets I grew up on. With all that being said, I would still imagine some fans might find this album interesting, I personally considered it to be some of my finest songwriting.

Mike Tramp: vocals, guitar
Søren Skov: piano, Hammond B-3, synths
Claus Langeskov: bass
Søren Bigum: pedal steel, mandolin, cello
Morten Hellborn: drums
Søren Andersen: guitar, synths, choirs