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sir Was x Casper Clausen (Efterklang) Share Collaborative Single ‘Flyder’ Out Now Via No Label

July 7, 2020
Karin Hedberg

sir Was and Casper Clausen (Efterklang) –

Share single: FLYDER
Out now on ‘No Label’

sir Was and Casper Clausen, singer of experimental Danish post-rockers Efterklang, release their collaboration ‘Flyder’ (Floating).

sir Was’ album ‘Holding on to a Dream’ and recent follow up EP ‘Letter’ have received praise and support worldwide from BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio Nova, KCRW, Double J, Complex, Les Inrocks and Notion. He headlined Scala in November and would have had a mainstage appearance at All Points East alongside Tame Impala and Caribou before the current lockdown. 

Efterklang released their 6th studio album ‘Altid Sammen’ in Sep 2019 which was a welcome return for their multitudes of dedicated fans. They took the album on a sold out European and US tour peaking in a triumphant celebration at the stunning concert venue Elphilharmonie in Hamburg.

Joel and Casper first met whilst in Berlin when they were both invited to be part of PEOPLE, a 7-day creative experience put together by and involving musicians including Beirut’s Zach Condon, Justin Vernon, Feist and the National’s Dessner brothers. 

Casper recalls “It was a kinda love at first sight, Joel and I clicked and during that week of creation, we developed a friendship which led to many more hangs and recordings over the past couple of years. Joel joined the Efterklang recordings of our most recent album “Altid Sammen” last year and we also wrote the Efterklang song “Lyset” together in Joel’ studio in Gothenburg. I love writing music with Joel, his ability to frame a moment and his ear for melody, texture and groove is a rare treat to be around. We supplement each other well and we have a lot of fun making music together.”

‘Flyder’ started as a small sketch around the time when Joel went to join the Efterklang recordings in Copenhagen last year. After bouncing the song back and forth, between Gothenberg and Casper’s studio in Almada (looking across the bay to Lisbon), the song was finally finished off by Joel back in Gothenburg where he added his signature live drums and production magic. The result is a sumptuous track that bears the unmistakable warm sir Was sound and Casper’s tender vocal sung in his native Danish. 

This is the SINGLE release we needed, it will attack your senses and lift you. Its a beautifully intricate arrangement- seriously hypnotic, layers of deep grinding grooves, and the most vibrant execution. A stunning collaboration capturing a deletable aura within the instrumentation. Soulful vocals compliments the feelgood tone, echoes and experimentation showcase the musicians’ talent. “Flyder” carries such a level of desire and hope within the notes and lyrics, fall into this heavenly composition. Just like the songtitle, this track soars to new depths.

“Flyder is a song to the stream that carries our boat, a celebration and a fear for the metaphysical place where we decide to stay and grow our roots, our home on a floating dock, a moving hub and a made-up flower of all the things we give importance. When you manage to let go on your own power of control, when you are floating and staying at the same time.”

FLYDER

Lyrics
DANISH:

Glæden ved et sted
Tusindvis af tanker
Alting flyder med
Du især

Glæden ved et sted
Tusindvis er fanget
Fuglen drager med
Glemmer dem

Gennemrejse
Ingenting er længere

Glæden ved et sted
Tusindvis er sammen
Alting flyder med
Du især

Glæden ved et sted…
Gennemrejse
Ingenting er længere
Flyder, flyder… væk

ENGLISH:
The joy of a place
Thousands of thoughts
Everything flows
You especially

The joy of a place
Thousands are trapped
The bi
rd goes with it
Forget them

through Travel
Nothing is anymore

The joy of a place
Thousands are together
Everything flows
You especially

The joy of a place
Through Travel
Nothing is anymore
Floats, floats… gone

Stream “Flyder”: https://smarturl.it/flyder

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