NORWAY – Today we chat on Skype with Alexandra, Tom and Fred of KEiiNO and we got some interesting conversation. Yes, we asked them about their song chorus similarities with “Monsters”, about their security sentiment during their visit in Tel Aviv, details from their postcard filming, their Sami message, their stage presentation and lots of other funny stuff.
The group was established in the late summer of 2018 when Tom Hugo Hermansen and his husband Alex Olsson began writing “Spirit in the Sky”, a song inspired by historical struggles for equality.
They later joined Sámi rapper and joiker Fred-René Buljo and singer Alexandra Rotan. The group name Keiino was inspired by the name of Buljo’s home town Kautokeino. The last part -geaidnu translates to the “way” or “road”, which Buljo states; “Represents the road that brought us together”, in an interview with TV2.