Premiere: AyOwA – ‘Is It You Love?’

Following previous releases such as ‘First Frost’ and ‘Alt Det Du Ku’, and having charmed us with the hypnotic beauty of their live set at Notting Hill Arts Club last year, Danish duo AyOwA have now announced the release of a new album, set for release this Autumn.

Taken from the upcoming album, ‘Is It You Love?’ offers a mysterious longing for something that once was. A swirling, evocative soundscape, twinkling keys flow as throbbing beats provide the backdrop for Hannah Schneider’s soaring, rich vocals. Creating an ethereal slice of intoxicating electro-pop, ‘Is It You Love’ oozes a stirring, majestic splendour, immersing the listener completely in its smooth, cinematic grace.

Listen to ‘Is It You Love?’ on Spotify now, and watch the poignant new video for here:

Amoeba, the upcoming new album from AyOwA, is set for release this Autumn.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Photo Credit: Emma Silke

Premiere: AyOwA – ‘First Frost’

Following infectious offerings such as ‘Alt Det Du Ku’ and 2018’s EP Farvel, and support from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, our favourite Danish duo are back with an evocative new single, ahead of their upcoming debut album.

Told from the perspective of a couple who have spent their whole life together and are now setting out into the winter to disappear as one, ‘First Frost’ flows with AyOwA’s distinctive swirling synths and the beguiling haunting power of Hannah Schneider’s vocals. A shimmering, cinematic soundscape, it’s an utterly captivating reflection on lasting love and the strength of togetherness.

Listen to ‘First Frost’ for the first time here:

 

‘First Frost’ is out tomorrow, 31st January, and Amoeba, the upcoming debut album from AyOwA, is set for release in September this year.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Video Premiere: MALMØ – ‘Bleed Me Dry’

Having received acclaim from the likes of BBC 6Music and Amazing Radio for last year’s debut album We Came From The Stars, Danish artist MALMØ has now announced her upcoming new EP, The Inevitable End.

Taken from the EP, new single ‘Bleed Me Dry’ is a reflection on society’s pre-conception of women who’ve suffered miscarriages as somehow ‘imperfect’. Propelled by whirring beats and Maria’s emotion-rich sultry vocals flowing along a stirring soundscape, it oozes a soaring celestial power. A poignant alt-pop anthem showcasing MALMØ’s ability to create innovative, musically layered offerings with a raw emotion.

Of the track, Maria explains:

We already worship external perfection; superficiality rules over substance. So when they perish inside us we stay quiet, ashamed that we couldn’t be the perfect female with perfect reproduction. But perfect on the outside hides chaos on the inside.”

Made in collaboration with Kasper Vindeløv (graphic designer) and Noemi Müller (videographer), watch the stirring new video for ‘Bleed Me Dry’ here:

‘Bleed Me Dry’ is out on Friday, 25th October.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Track Of The Day: Ida Wenøe – ‘Another Kind Of Love’

‘Another Kind of Love’ is the new single by Danish Music Award nominee Ida Wenøe. She is a singer-songwriter blending spectral folk sounds with Nordic Noir, conjuring up a surreal landscape where the inner ghosts sing haunting tales of love and loss.  

The song has a simple arrangement with finger-plucked guitar, subtle harmonies and percussion. Its magic is in Wenøe’s clear cut voice, as sharp as a diamond, which to my ears is an instrument in itself, carrying the music with it. The harmonies and dreamy guitar pick up pace as she sings, complementing the song but not overpowering it.

“I have given all I had just to fall” – the loneliness is articulated and resolved as the song unfolds and the memories are left behind. Wenøe’s voice soars with emotion at the turning point, as echoing vocals reverberate on the contrast between hate and love; “I hate to hate, I’d rather wait on love.

Which will we choose…? Trust me, this captivating song will have you in tears by the end. Tears of love, tears of joy; tears at the sheer beauty of it. 

The Things We Don’t Know Yet, the upcoming album from Ida Wenøe, is out 12th April via Integrity Records. 

Fi Ni Aicead
@gotnomoniker