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Pascal Pinon release supercharged emotions on pared-back cut "Orange"

13 July 2016, 11:00 | Written by Laurence Day

Icelandic twosome Pascal Pinon are sharing new single "Orange" on Best Fit as our Song Of The Day.

"Orange" is the second taste of upcoming record Sundur following lead single "53".

It's a stark three minutes of piano and voice, recalling Regina Spektor's most harrowing moments. Despite the sparse textures, Pascal Pinon create enormous amounts of emotion - it's an almost-overwhelming song, with plenty of space for your mind to wander into the shadows.

The duo's Jófríður Ákadóttir says of the track: "One of the challenges Ásthildur [Ákadóttir] and I put in front of ourselves when making this album was writing songs for only piano and voice. Coming from a classical background we had our own idea of what that 'usually' sounds like and we also had our own ideas of how to make it better. The main themes in 'Orange' is wordplay (repeating phrases but changing one word to alter the whole meaning), diary- or a kind of memoir-styled lyrics and imagining you're in a piano bar in the 50's singing about your loves and tragedies.”

Sundur is out 26 August via Morr Music. Find out more about the record in our Q&A with Jófríður.

Listen to "Orange" below.

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