Oslo's Eastern districts can be an anonymous, concrete realm at times.
With fog rolling in from the North Sea it's array of apartment blocks, lengthy streets and empty petrol stations has a tendency towards the monochrome.
Rising alt-pop outfit Das Body are busy daubing the city in bright, vivid colour, with their synth pop concoction - icy Chromatics style ruminations - sparking online hype.
The group's new EP drops on September 28th via Luminelle Recordings, with Das Body now ready to share third single 'Know My Name'.
Connecting sub-zero electronics to frosted melody, it's a brooding but nonetheless pristine slice of Nordic pop, full of longing, and bittersweet passion.
Ellie Linden explains:
"'Know My Name' is the first song Kim and I wrote, and it became defining for our musical expression. We didn't want to exclude melancholic themes from our songs - such as in this one, which is about unreciprocated love - but we also didn't want to pair that with musical sentimentality."
"The combo of the vocals and the synths worked perfectly for us and when we finished it we realized we were going to write albums together. Because of this, 'Know My Name will always be very dear to our hearts."
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Lykke B. Hagen at Ferdi Film
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