Launching a new solo career with Leprous’ Einar Solberg

Designing a website for Einar Solberg’s ’16’ one of the best albums of 2023!
Written by Rob Skarin
Published on March 20, 2023

After working with Leprous to promote their album Aphelion, I was tasked by the band’s front man Einar Solberg in early 2023 to create a website to promote ’16’, his debut solo album. Epic and uncompromising in scope and ambition, the album features a long list of talented musical collaborators, including Ihsahn, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Ben Levin & more. With the help of a generous amount of stunning photography, graphic design and video material kindly provided by Elena Sihida, I set about designing the site.


I really wanted to give the visitors to the site a similar experience to holding the gatefold sleeve of the vinyl and becoming immersed in the visual identity of the album. Elena’s content really shined when presented in a large, full screen format and I designed the site in such a way that effectively became a canvas for her work.

A lot of work went into mirroring the design aesthetic from the album’s booklet design, ensuring fonts, text sizing, text spacing and background images all matched up nicely.

Alongside creating pages for lyrics, album information and biographies, I also added a tour dates page which integrates with ticketing system Seated and integrated CS Mail, our Amazon SES powered mailing list system that allows us to manage and build up a database of email addresses.

I had the opportunity to show the near finished site to Einar and Elena in person backstage after a Leprous gig in Bristol in February 2023. Luckily, they both loved it!

It was a pleasure to work on this project, both Einar and Elena have a great passion for what they do and it really came across in both the music and the all the visuals created for ’16’.

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