Danish trio Efterklang are back with news of their forthcoming sixth album (and first for City Slang) Windflowers, and have unveiled new single "Living Other Lives" as the first preview.
"Living Other Lives" is the first taster of Efterklang's new album, and follows the trio's March cover of Piano Magic's "Postal" that featured on 4AD's 40th anniversary compilation Bills & Aches & Blues.
Efterklang's Casper Clausen says of the new single, ""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."
Windflowers was created during the pandemic, beginning with song sketches made by Clausen and Mads Brauer. The trio made a total of five trips to residential studio Real Farm on the island of Møn (south of Copenhagen) during the recording process, and experienced the different seasons of the year.
The trio had over 70 song ideas to choose from, which took two full days to listen to everything. Rasmus Stolberg says, "We never talked about what songs shouldn’t be on the album, we talked only about the songs that should be on the album, and that was the key."
Windflowers will follow the trio's 2019 album Altid Sammen.