Lasse Lokoy is still only 21 years old, yet already he's a key component of explosive Norwegian indie rock outfit Sløtface.
With their punk stance and pop leanings the band have built an electrifying presence, a reputation for storming through venues across Europe and beyond.
All the while, however, Lasse was working on solo material, developing an inquisitive voice of his own that stood completely outwith the band itself.
Using the name Lokoy he is now ready to strike, with new single 'Malibu' offers a subtle, nuanced mixture of "Indian folk rhythms, analog synth pads and cellos".
“If you listen carefully, you might hear some familiar sounds from airports and cell phones as well,” says Bergen-based Lokoy. “The bass in the verse, which was the first element of the song I composed, is actually a noise I recorded inside an airplane on my way to Bodø in Norway.”
Entirely reflective both of his travels and his growth as a musician, pairing with Girl In Red on the moving refrain: "It's not the height of the man that gives the length to his shadow, it's the height of the sun..."
He continues: "It's about a relationship which is harmed by external factors and how those surroundings can complicate a situation that is fairly uncomplicated to begin with. Sometimes, it’s hard to rise above your position and view things independently, because you will always be defined in relation to your surroundings..."
We're able to give the video it's first spin online, and it's fuelled by some entrancing visuals - tune in below.
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