Efterklang Announces New LP ‘Windflowers’, Shares Video for “Living Other Lives”

Today, celebrated Denmark trio Efterklang have announced a new album, Windflowers, which will be released on October 8th through City Slang, and have shared the album’s first single and accompanying video, “Living Other Lives”. On June 27th, Efterklang will hold a live-stream concert from the first edition of their Sommertræf (Danish for Summer Meet-Up). Viewers can expect a handful of new songs to be premiered. Efterklang will tour Europe throughout late 2021 and early 2022 before heading to the US for tour dates in Spring 2022 (all dates TBA).

Every year as spring arrives, a sea of tiny flowers blossom across the Danish forest floor. They’re an explosion of colour, a symbol of hope and change, disappearing as quickly as they arrived and exposing the constant cycle of nature. They are known colloquially as ‘Windflowers’.

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. Channelling the motifs of hope and change its namesake flora represents, the album sees their many years of collaboration and experimentation distilled into some of their finest and most direct melodic moments to date.

 

Speaking on the first single “Living Other Lives”, Casper comments: “Living other lives started out as a jam in my Lisbon studio during Spring 2020 lockdown. I was playing around with my 404 sampler and I found that kind of groove that makes my head bop – put some samples on it, and I could listen to it forever – a good sign. So I was just having that on loop while scrolling through my instagram feed. The lyrics sort of came out of that moment; living other lives, imagination jumping from one life/image to another, revisiting, updating myself, absolutely bodiless, while scrolling up and up with my thumb. It’s a fascinating world we’re living in, so strangely symbiotic and aware of what everybody’s doing, I feel I’m living multiple lives all at once. Watching all these people expressing and changing themselves far away, out there around the planet.”

“Living Other Lives” video director Søren Lynggaard Andersen says of the process making the video, “I visited Efterklang in the studio when they were in the process of recording their new album. I had packed this old russian 16mm camera and I wasn’t even sure if the camera actually worked, but thankfully it did (sort of). The video that came out of it I feel is a charming and genuine look at the band together in the studio and in the nature of the island of Møn in the south of Denmark.”

Track List:
01) Alien Arms
02) Beautiful Eclipse
03) Hold Me Close When You Can
04) Lady Of The Rocks
05) Dragonfly
06) Living Other Lives
07) Mindless Center
08) House On A Feather
09) Åbent Sår (Feat. The Field)

Photo credit: Dennis Morton

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