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Icelandic electro dream-pop band Vök

“Easy-listening songs that have unexpected, plunging depths.” – Consequence of Sound
“I don’t know what’s not to like…shivery, on-the-brink vocals, a sliver of sax…” – Noisey

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indie electronic dream-pop trio Vök released the punchy, atmospheric title track to their upcoming sophomore album In The Dark, slated for release on March 1st via Nettwerk.- this release includes the singles “Erase You,” “Spend The Love,” “Night & Day” and “Autopilot” (over 1 million streams).
Vök’s single “Breaking Bones” was #1 on Hype Machine and their critically acclaimed 2017 debut album Figure recently won Album of the Year in the 2018 Icelandic Music Awards, among other accolades.

“Vök prefers a sneaky Maximalism…saxophone, synthesizers, backup vocals, harmonies, strange crashes” – New York Times

Earmilkpremiered the single In The Dark,”which frontwoman Margrét Rán explains “is about overcoming your fears and self doubts. I’ve always been a little bit afraid of the dark so I used that as a metaphor, like your trapped in a dark place and your mind is poisoning your thoughts by telling you that there’s something out there watching you. But the fact is that just in your head, our mind loves to playing tricks on us so you keep on being stuck in the loop of fighting your own thoughts. The only way to win is to get out there and stop hiding.”

In The Dark is an eleven track collection written and recorded by Margrét Rán and Einar Stef in collaboration with UK producer James Earp (Bipolar Sunshine, Fickle Friends, Lewis Capaldi).

The LP sees Vök exploring their pop sound even further than before, creating their most immediate sounding and most accessible album yet. Recorded in Vök’s home studio in Reykjavík and in Notting Hill, London in early 2018, each song on In the Dark has its own definable character or theme, from “Night & Day”’s obsession to “Autopilot”’s crushing disappointment.

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“In The Dark” follows previous album singles “Erase You,” “Spend The Love”, “Night & Day”, and “Autopilot”, which have garnered over 1 million streamscollectively across platforms in just the past few weeks. The trio are on the heels of a string of highly successful live dates, including their U.S. debut with several concerts in select cities promoted by Taste of Iceland and in partnership with WFUV and KEXP, as well as their live performances at this year’s Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavík.

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About Joseph Timmons (8161 Articles)
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