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Listen To This: Don't Be Afraid!

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Really great songs don't need a lot of explanation.

Scared of Heights is pretty. So pretty. Wistful! The kind of song you play on repeat over and over again.

If you like Jason Mraz or Jack Johnson, then you will love this song.

It's not sung by some surfer from Hawaii, it's actually by a singer from Norway named Espen Lind.

Norway has some great musicians!

Trust Perez. You will love this song.

Enjoy it below and then CLICK HERE to check out some other tunes from Espen Lind!

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212 comments to “Listen To This: Don't Be Afraid!”

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  1. gwen says – reply to this



  2. Gary says – reply to this


    That song is so fucking lame….. Perez the next Clive Davis…… I think NOT

  3. Alexan says – reply to this



  4. Lilya says – reply to this


    Trust Perez when it comes to music???!!! you are so cute, so funny.

  5. Veebi says – reply to this


    GO ESPEN!!!

  6. cat says – reply to this


    i feel like this would be background music during an episode of little house on the prairie as they are running and skipping through a field of daisy's.

  7. Veebi says – reply to this


    Espen is great. You have written many posts about Norwegian singers lately, Perez! Way to go! Love from Norway

  8. feisty says – reply to this


    good call perez. beautiful music and lovely lyrics. xoxoxo.

  9. Marian says – reply to this


    Espen Lind is such a great artist!!! Norwegian musicians

  10. tb says – reply to this


    i like

  11. cc* says – reply to this


    you have amazing taste in music! love love LOVE this song.

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  13. Val says – reply to this


    Yawn………I feel like I'm at the circus.

  14. Mony says – reply to this


    This song is great…
    it make me smile =P

    saludos perecito!

  15. bill says – reply to this


    for once you are right. good stuff

  16. icky p says – reply to this


    he has a sweet voice

  17. K7 says – reply to this


    he had a great hit in Europe years ago (i think it was in the late 90ies??) with "when susannah cries". Its on youtube. very nice

  18. Pink says – reply to this


    Yet again you comment on a norwegian artist! I like. I Haven't really taken an interest in Espen Lind before, but I like this song. Norway rocks! A nice summer song in the heat!

  19. hipi says – reply to this


    quite catchy perez! xo

  20. m says – reply to this


    looove it!

  21. me says – reply to this



  22. jeremy says – reply to this


    it's just okay perez… nothing to write home about though

  23. kt says – reply to this


    This song is terrible!!

  24. 15minu says – reply to this


    You have the worst taste in music HANDS DOWN!
    You choices are garbage!
    But then again, what else would we expect from someone that makes a living drawing cum on stolen pictures from other websites.

  25. alexit says – reply to this


    you nailed it with this one perez! brought a smile to my face!

  26. *ami says – reply to this


    scandinavian musicians are the best:
    ^and he's hot :)

  27. Leif says – reply to this


    Perez, I love that you show us Scandinavian songs, i studied in oslo and I love espen linds song "Million Miles Away" and i saw him just walking down the street once, keep showing us Scandinavian artists they are awesome!

  28. amy says – reply to this


    damn, it's not on itunes.

  29. jt says – reply to this


    i hate it

  30. 3l$@ says – reply to this


    lmao at you thinking this is good but not liking coldplay or colpday your dumbass

  31. A says – reply to this


    He looks a lot like Damien Fahey from MTV's TRL…

  32. Marc says – reply to this


    I'm one to recognize and appreciate amazing music. Good beats, catchy tracks, wonderful lyrics, etc… And I declare this song as CRAP!!

  33. TeFrSt says – reply to this


    Very nice! I'm very eclectic when it comes to music, and this is something that is definately going on my iPod.

  34. redsox says – reply to this


    Perez, this song sucks!!! Nothing like Jack or Mr. A-Z

    My wife and I are big fans of yours, but c'mon man!

  35. smolls says – reply to this


    Que Bueno!! This song actually put me in a better mood….quite an accomplishment given I'm at work!

    Thanks Perez - as always, your taste is supreme!! I HEART Perez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Liv says – reply to this


    Espen Lind also co-wrote beyonce- irreplaceable and chris brown- with you.

  37. 37

    Love espen. He's written alot of songs for other artists aswell. Like Beyonces' "Irreplacable" and Chris Brown's "With you" and Jonas Brothers "underdog". and also songs for jessica simpson and ne-yo.

  38. Fan! says – reply to this


    Love his music and his songwritings. "Irreplaceable" (Beyoncé) is another great song that he wrote.

  39. supers says – reply to this


    so good i love his cover of sail away

  40. ana says – reply to this


    does anyone remember his song "when susanna cries"?????
    it was a hit in europe in 1997 i think…

  41. samuel says – reply to this


    Dude…quit taking cock in the ear and keep to taking it the butt…you have got to be off your rainbow colored rocker if you think that is a great song!

  42. 42

    oh perez thank you thank you thank you this was awesome!! Nordic ad proud!!

  43. Ine says – reply to this


    Hey! Another Norwegian-ized post! Go Perez! Thanks for shoutin' out for Norway lately, we love you over here! :)

  44. taylor says – reply to this


    Perez.. I've lost your trust ahha ,
    i hate this song!!

  45. ripkla says – reply to this


    Good god, this is nowhere NEAR as good as you make it out to be Perez. It is a jaunty little tune but "The kind of song you play on repeat over and over again."?


  46. teeni says – reply to this


    he is no Jason Mraz but I did like it, wasnt feeling the tuba in the background though. Still a good song Thanx

  47. Norweg says – reply to this


    Espen Lind has actually written songs for Ne-Yo and Rihanna!

  48. Diana says – reply to this


    I'm not really feeling this song… I used to love 'When Susannah Cries' back in the day though.

  49. UffDa says – reply to this


    If you like Espen Lind Perez, you should check out his band "Gitarkameratene" , (its norwegian and means the guitarbuddies:P)
    Kurt Nilsen is also in this band.

  50. Marian says – reply to this


    nice =) Espen is a good artist :P (even if he weren`t in his eary years) hehe

  51. Anna B says – reply to this


    He looks like the Aussie from Idol. But cuter.

  52. me says – reply to this


    Re: UffDa
    they are called "de nye gitarkameratene" :)

  53. Kyle says – reply to this


    I like his voice - and the song… but could do without the tuba…

  54. Bree i says – reply to this


    I love Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz could probably keep me happy at the gym (if I couldn't reach my iPod to change the song), but honestly this dude sounded NOTHING like either of them. Sad. Great voice…American Idol would eat him up but he's not at all a CD I'd buy tomorrow because of talent…

    Ehh…Perez, I give this guy a 5. I could leave 'em or hate 'em.

  55. spell says – reply to this


    sounds like jason castro and he isings hallelulaja too

  56. Suzy says – reply to this


    I hope this goes on itunes b/c I want to buy it! Good job.

  57. :) says – reply to this


    This song reminds me of Rufus Wainwright

  58. jane says – reply to this



  59. Maria says – reply to this



  60. Nogett says – reply to this


    Espen Lind is a great singer and songwriter, its good you finally have noticed him. He is also a producer that trough his company Espionage works with Stargate. He has worked on songs for Chris Brown, Jessica Simpson and Jordin Sparks to name a few.. A great musician!

  61. Nogett says – reply to this


    By the way perez: Talking about norwegian artists on this site actually gets you into loads of norwegian papers.. its a quiet country you see, not alot happens!

  62. Jenne says – reply to this


    Anybody know how to get the download? iTunes keeps flipping me back over to the US store, and this is on the Norwegian store…

  63. Kelly says – reply to this



  64. MiMi says – reply to this


    sucks, very cheesy , makes me feel like cutting the cheese

  65. snel says – reply to this


    Beautiful voice. Love the chorus. I found the tuba to be a bit distracting though (or whatever it was).

  66. Sizzy says – reply to this


    I loove the song! So different and happy and pure. He is soo hot!! Love his outfit, does anyone know who its by?

  67. Zina says – reply to this


    He has written Irreplaceble for Beyoncé with Ne-Yo and Stargate and the song With You by Chris Brown. I absoutly love the song, its quirky in a good way and sweet.

  68. ks says – reply to this


    I'm from Norway, and I am a little stunned that you listen to Espen Lind… The fact that you even know who the guy is, is a little shock to me frankly…… But he has a great voice though….

  69. X says – reply to this


    Wow, Perez, I'm impressed. I loved Espen'd music since years ago when he had his major hits When Susannah Cries and Lucky For You.
    Lucky For You is one of my favourite songs and videos EVER.
    Kudos for promoting him!

  70. cvs says – reply to this


    So I play this song to hear what Perez is recommending now. He says trust me, you will LOVE this song…

    So here I go pressing the button and turning up the speakers .. and no less than 10 seconds into the song my 9 year old son (guitar hero rocker) starts to tap the table to the beat of the song while doing his homework…

    Boy, Perez, you on top of THIS GENERATION and the next!

  71. Fiffi says – reply to this


    I just bought the song on itunes, but you have to scroll down and change itunes store from USA to Norwegian, and then you´ll be able to purchase it.

    You rock Espen!

  72. Lauren says – reply to this


    Aww Perez! I love this song, listed to it 3 times so far =]. Its so cute, and so is he!!

  73. lene says – reply to this


    Norways is patetich. Writing about Perez & how he writes about Norway & their artists..and SO PROUD over it. I mean, WTF?!?! He's a freaking BLOGGER! Not a A-list celeb. I mean, really?

    Norway sucks: I should know, i'm from there.ugh.

  74. €spa says – reply to this


    Mario wants to "make out" with this singer. That's why. Poor Mario, can't get a hot guy because he is a fat screaming queen, so he makes up stories and keeps on dreaming.

    Bashing hot gay couples because you can't have neither of them, is never a good idea you fat idiot!

  75. erin says – reply to this


    It's pretty good. Can't take it too seriously because of the TUBA…sounds like a bunch of farts.

    You need to check out Matt Nathanson…he's HOTTTT and funny and EXCELLENT! I recommend "come on get higher"

  76. X says – reply to this


    But this song is nowhere near as great as the old hits. He should make more like Lucky For You and not this kind of stuff.

  77. asdf says – reply to this


    I suggest you listen to Alejandro Fuentes. He's latino and norweigian.

  78. Rob says – reply to this


    Perez you have a terrible taste in music. This song f*cking sucks donkey balls.

  79. Heathe says – reply to this


    I haven't listened to it yet, but my son's name is Espen, so it can't be that bad!!

  80. sumiko says – reply to this


    Ah Perezilto, you keep forgetting MORTEN HARKET, the norwegian god and super, extra yummy!!

  81. Rich says – reply to this


    Great Voice and not bad on the eyes either.

  82. dronni says – reply to this


    You should also listen to a song he made under the artist name "Sway" many years ago. The song is called "Baby, you're so cool" and it's soooo cool. You'll love it.

  83. jane says – reply to this



  84. Chiefs says – reply to this


    usually you are pretty good at picking some decent music…not this one…it makes me feel like a slow song at the circus….

  85. Aaron says – reply to this


    Very Rufus waiwright with a mix of Jason Mraz. cool.

  86. mog says – reply to this


    there no accounting for taste. the wonderful variety of music in the world makes "good" music in all genres.

    you're right perez, those of us who enjoy listening to Jack Johnson are indeed more likely to enjoy this sweet-happy music with pop-ballad style lyrics.

    keep 'em coming!

  87. Lily says – reply to this


    I LOVED IT!! Thank you Perezito.

  88. Ben says – reply to this


    That song sucks.

  89. dm02 says – reply to this


    loved this! very optimistic. he has a beautiful range.

  90. Hollyj says – reply to this


    You can't get this song in Canada - Perez, you need a direct line to whoever gets music on ITunes Canada - I love the song and it's perfect for summer

  91. Mario says – reply to this


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  92. babii says – reply to this


    you cant beat jack johnson :)

  93. Julia says – reply to this


    i used to love this guy in middle school…

  94. Mina says – reply to this


    I loved it! He has such a beautiful voice! You found a hit Perez! Good work. XD

  95. Gromix says – reply to this


    I love Espen since the cd RED (L)
    Finally is back!

  96. kim says – reply to this


    I'm from norway and i love his voice, he has a great song called "when susannah cries" its absolutely beautiful. Kinda funny Perez found this randomly, because you never hear about anyone from norway :)

    enjoy guys!

  97. Katie says – reply to this


    I do love it, Perez. However, I just wish I could get rid of that annoying synthesized tuba in the background!

  98. kat says – reply to this


    here's something about espen lind u dont know.. he plays all the instruments in his albums :)

  99. geena says – reply to this


    Clive - you strike again! I LUV IT!

  100. Chrisi says – reply to this


    I LOVE this song!!! It's beautiful! For the negative people on here: I bet you listen to the same type of music over and over again! I've found lots of new awesome groups/singers on here. Perez definitely has an ear for good music!

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