With the imminent release of Efterklang‘s fourth full-length album Piramida, the Danish trio are offering a new cut from it, the single ‘Apples’.
The upcoming album takes its name and inspiration from the trio’s nine-day visit to Piramida, an abandoned Russian mining town on Spitsbergen Archipelago in the North Arctic.
Piramida was abandoned overnight in 1998 and became a ghost town but still today it’s full of old objects, including the world northernmost grand piano. Efterklang collected over a 1000 recordings which they later processed and synthesized in their Berlin studio to use in the album.
‘Apples’ draws a lot from these field recordings. Here’s what the trio of Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg said about it:
“Apples was one of the first songs we wrote for the album after our return from the trip to Piramida. Like many of the other songs on the album Apples is inspired by the cycle of human creations – that being creations like an entire city left to decay in the Arctic or the cycles of our interpersonal relationships in life. Apples is mainly a song about letting go of love in the attempt of finding it again.”
Piramida is due out on September 24th via 4AD and Rumraket.
Coinciding with the release, Efterklang will embark on an extensive European tour, where they’ll perform Piramida in its entirety with orchestras. You can check all the dates and other info here.
Now listen to their new dazzling single.