Efterklang: Things We Have In Common : New Album

May 08, 2024

In March, Efterklang introduced their latest sonic chapter with ‘Getting Reminders’, a stand-alone single featuring Beirut’s Zach Condon on trumpet. Today, they have followed up with the announcement of a new album Things We Have In Common (September 27, 2024 on City Slang Records) and a new single, ‘Plant’ featuring Mabe Fratti on cello and vocals. The video was directed and created by Søren Lynggaard and Niels Buhl Henriksen and takes the creative play with still and live photos we saw in the Getting Reminders video to a whole new level.

Watch ’Plant’ deaturing Mabe Fratti below!

Vocalist Casper Clausen explains that ‘Plant’ is “a song dedicated to the act of reaching out, beyond ourselves, daring to go beyond our inner world and share ourselves with others, putting our vulnerability on display, like a plant reaching for the light. This is one of the first songs we wrote for the new album, and it’s been a long journey, starting from a sketch by our longtime friend, collaborator, and co-founder of Efterklang, pianist Rune Mølgaard.”

Collaborator Mabe Fratti says writing ‘Plant’ with Efterklangwas extremely joyful as I remember witnessing the song developing when I went with Efterklang to Sommertræf two years ago. It’s a breeze, this song. I felt that Casper’s tone and mine are super friendly with each other!"

With the single they also announce their new Album “Things We Have in Common” to be release on City Slang Sept 27 on City Slang. With their newest record, Efterklang close the circle that began with their 2019 album Altid Sammen and continued with 2021’s Windflowers. These three records represented an opening to a simpler, more inclusive form of expression for the Danish trio, exploring themes of human connection, the relationship between humans and nature and collective spirituality and belonging. Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg have been playing music together as the three primary members of Efterklang for over 20 years, alongside a collective of other musicians who collaborate with them across albums and performances. Pianist and composer Rune Mølgaard formed Efterklang with the three members but left after their 2007 sophomore record Parades, orbiting around the band to varying degrees since. But for Things We Have In Common, Rune collaborated with the band again, co-writing 7 of the 9 songs on the record.