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Efterklang announce first album for seven years

By | Published on Tuesday 11 June 2019


Efterklang have announced that they will release their first studio album for seven years in September. Titled ‘Altid Sammen’ (‘Always Together’), the record’s first single ‘Vi Er Uendelig’ (‘We Are Infinite’) arrives today with a video starring Helena Christensen.

The band completed touring their 2013 album ‘Piramida’ in 2014 with a show in the small Danish town where they grew up, Sønderborg. That show was later released as live film ‘The Last Concert’, which suggested that Efterklang might be over for good.

“We needed a break from the album and touring routine, and we needed a break from Efterklang”, says vocalist Casper Clausen. “After the Sønderborg show, things felt very exciting – and a bit scary too. We could think freely, and move in new directions again, just focusing on the things that excited the three of us”.

Those new directions saw the trio co-write and perform an opera with composer Karsten Fundal and release two albums as Liima, a band they formed with percussionist Tatu Rönkkö. Now they are back together as Efterklang though, with an album that sees Clausen perform entirely in Danish for the first time.

“[The new album’s] songs are about belief and togetherness”, he explains. “Not in a religious way – none of us are believers of a defined religion. The words are searching for meaning in intimate relationships, in nature, in death and eternity. The bonds we create; to gather, hold hands, sing or share a moment together. We’re all connected, across nations, age, sex and gender. We come together with all of our backgrounds, and we move apart in all sorts of directions, always together”.

The band are set to perform at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival in August. They will then head out on a tour of Europe that will bring them back to the UK for a show at The Barbican in London on 29 Feb.

‘Altid Sammen’ itself is out on 20 Sep. Here’s the video for ‘Vi Er Uendelig’: