Efterklang to release new album, Things We Have In Common, in September; share video for lead single ‘Plant’ ft. Mabe Fratti

Photo: Søren Lynggaard.

Following a stand-alone single, ‘Getting Reminders’, featuring Beirut’s Zach Condon on trumpet, Efterklang are back with exciting news. The Danish trio have officially announced their upcoming album, Things We Have In Common, set for release on September 27th through City Slang.

With Things We Have In Common, Efterklang brings to a close a trilogy that includes 2019’s Altid Sammen and 2021’s Windflowers, which saw them delve into themes of human connection, the relationship between humans and nature, and collective spirituality. The new album sees the return of pianist and composer Rune Mølgaard, who co-wrote seven of the nine songs on the record. Rune’s personal journey, including his experience and departure from the Mormon Church, has deeply influenced the album’s themes and direction. “Towards the end of the album process we talked about belonging, in relation to Rune’s journey – how he no longer found that feeling in the church,” Rasmus said of the album’s title. “We talked about how Casper’s sense of belonging is tied to something nomadic, and about how Mads and I associate this with our families.”

To bring the album to life, Efterklang enlisted other collaborators, including Finnish drummer Tatu Rönkkö, Venezuelan guitarist Hector Tosta and Guatemalan cellist and singer Mabe Fratti.

Accompanying the album announcement is a new beautiful and compelling single, ‘Plant’, featuring Mabe Fratti on cello and vocals. Vocalist Casper Clausen describes it as “a song dedicated to the act of reaching out, beyond ourselves, daring to go beyond our inner world and share ourselves with others, putting our vulnerability on display, like a plant reaching for the light.” He adds:

“This is one of the first songs we wrote for the new album, and it’s been a long journey, starting from a sketch by our longtime friend, collaborator, and co-founder of Efterklang, pianist Rune Mølgaard.”

Mabe Fratti has also said that recording ‘Plant’ with Efterklang “was extremely joyful as I remember witnessing the song developing when I went with Efterklang to Sommertræf two years ago. It’s a breeze, this song. I felt that Casper’s tone and mine are super friendly with each other!”

The band are offering ‘Plant’ with a video directed and created by Søren Lynggaard and Niels Buhl Hendriksen. Watch it below.

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