Jens Carelius shares new single
“All I Know”
Taken from new album sound-tracking great-great-grandfather’s diaries exploring Eastern Siberia in the 1800s
“Opsi” out September 13th on Jansen Records
Jens Carelius has shared a new single, “All I Know”, that is taken from the upcoming album entitled “Opsi” that is due for release on September 13th via Jansen Records. The album is named after his great-great-grandfather Fritz “Opsi” Doerries, the entomologist, and was inspired by his travels through Eastern Siberia in the late 1800s.
Behind the entrancing swirling synths there lies a deeper meaning within the lyrics of the song, explains Carelius: “‘All I Know’ is about how we choose to spend our short time on this earth. The song starts with the clicking of a clock, as I wanted Opsi’s life and his own search to echo how we all live today, which is a totally different world than his. Opsi spent most of his life searching for something unknown and unseen. Never for the fame of it, purely driven by his genuine love for nature and wildlife.”
The first taster of the record came in the form of opening track on the album “Lay Me Down”. Carelius explained the meaning behind the song:
“During Opsi’s 22 years in Siberia, he had several visits to Germany, and the diary reveals details of a hidden love story that I’ve chosen to explore in this song. When you really miss someone, you forget about any trouble, pride, and drama that being with them stirs up. You just want that person and that love to be there, even though you know the ordeal it could bring.”
Carelius is also the founding member of Norwegian group Atlanter. The band won the Spellemann Award (Norwegian Grammy Awards) for Indie/Alternative Music and were described as making “baroque psych-rock somewhere in the Venn diagram between Grizzly Bear and Traffic” by NME.