Posts Tagged ‘Out Of Order’

April 30, 2018

If you didn’t catch this news over the weekend, I can assure you, you’re in for a double Monday treat, courtesy of Los Angeles’ Michl, whom we’ve been enamored with for the past several years. Our experiences catching the artist live have only added to our fervor. Michl, who last surprised us by teaming up with production luminary Mura Masa on Better With You, has unleashed a thoroughly bewitching new song named I’d Do It Again.  The dreamy waltzing, lushly glistering ballad carries the intricacy of Fyfe, with Michl leading  us through his sonic garden with contemplative vocals. Alongside the new song also comes Michl’s first-ever music video, a three-part short film titled ‘datum’ featuring two previously freleased songs (Better With You and Out Of Order). The film was co-directed by Michl with Sean Hollihan, and it peels back yet more layers of Michl’s story as an artist. “The entire film was shot in my hometown of Riverside, CA. In the same home, same streets, same local grocery store,“ said Michl of his debut video. "Most would consider Riverside an uninspiring city, but somehow I always had big aspirations. By subtly placing high fashion within the context of my hometown, we were able to re-create that dreamlike optimism I had growing up.” Watch ‘datum’ below. New song I’d Do It Again can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

April 19, 2018

We’ve had quite a journey with Norway’s Highasakite these past four years , having fallen for their indie pop just before the group released their 2014 album Silent Treatment. By the time their next album Camp Echo dropped in 2016, their sound had developed a dark dynamic and an electro-charged magnificence strikingly different from their earlier more organic offerings. We’ve been fortunate enough to catch them on tour for every one of these fantastic records and love both iterations of Highasakite’s music. And now, Highasakite are back once again with a new single named Out Of Order, on which they’ve returned to their roots with a willowy billowing form of wayfaring alt pop. At the helm of the song is Ingrid Helene Håvik and her remarkable voice, while Trond Bersu steps into the role of producer. Out Of Order details an “inoperable”, “sideways” state of being, loosely inspired by the loss of Bersu’s grandmother. Perhaps the new single means we’ll be hearing more from Highasakite soon. We’re hoping for it. Out Of Order is available, here.

November 7, 2017

The world could be completely “out of order” and bonkers, as it actually seems to be these days, yet we’ll always have Michl to fall back on for a phenomenal sonic experience. The Los Angeles based singer songwriter provides us with his lushest composition to date in Out Of Order, on which he uses vocal distortion and a sensational layering of rich billowing synths to create a powerfully affecting, thoroughly inebriating effect. Out Of Order is almost like a Michl collaboration with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. I’m expecting Out Of Order to be jaw dropping live when I catch Michl again live on tour in San Francisco at Popscene come November 17th. Find out more about Michl’s North American tour, here.