Efterklang has a new single out today!
Today Denmark’s much celebrated trio Efterklang have shared a second single and video from their forthcoming album, ‘Windflowers’, which is set for release on October 8th City Slang.>span class="TextRun SCXW258028695 BCX0"> They have also announced North American tour dates, in addition to the previously announced UK and European shows.
For over twenty years, Efterklang have been pushing the barriers of experimental, electronic, emotional chamber-pop. Announcing their sixth studio album ‘Windflowers’, their first for City Slang, the Danish trio of Mads Brauer, Rasmus Stolberg and Casper Clausen continue a creative journey that’s brought them closer together, even as their lives grow apart. The album sees their many years of collaboration and experimentation distilled into some of their finest and most direct melodic moments to date.
Following previous single, "Living Other Lives", latest cut "Dragonfly" explores the ephemeral nature of love. Channeling the album's motifs of hope and change, it celebrates the idea of love being constantly up in the air, unable to be caught. Singer Casper Clausen has always been fascinated by dragonflies; though they have legs most cannot walk so they are almost constantly in flight, rarely resting. The dragonfly is a metaphor for love as a monumental thing that is difficult to hold in one place, how it cruises around and you never quite know where it is until it lands right in front of you.
Clausen started the song early in the pandemic and immediately thought of Karen Beldring, a singer he had performed with in Copenhagen months back. He was enchanted by the power of her voice and when Efterklang chose to record it out of the pile of demos they accumulated during the pandemic, Clausen knew he had to call her to collaborate. The result is an infectious, distilled, ethereal electronic pop song, driven by the intertwining voices of Clausen, Beldring and long-time collaborator and live-band member Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė (from Merope).