‘Flyder’, is the new single from the Gothenburg-based artist/producer, sir Was – real name, Joel Wästberg – and Casper Clausen, the singer of experimental Danish post-rockers, Efterklang.
‘Flyder’ started as a small sketch around the time when Joel went to join the Efterklang recordings in Copenhagen last year. After bouncing the song back and forth, between Gothenberg and Casper’s studio in Almada (looking across the bay to Lisbon), the song was finally finished off by Joel back in Gothenburg where he added his signature live drums and production magic. The result is a sumptuous track that bears the unmistakable warm sir Was sound and Casper’s tender vocal sung in his native Danish.
The duo comment “Flyder is a song to the stream that carries our boat, a celebration and a fear for the metaphysical place where we decide to stay and grow our roots, our home on a floating dock, a moving hub and a made-up flower of all the things we give importance. When you manage to let go on your own power of control, when you are floating and staying at the same time.”
A rhythmic mash of electronic notes and backwards noise this track drifts along on a summers breeze. This is a perfectly crafted track where music and vocals interweave and compliment each other. During the chorus Clausen’s vocals soar and are light enough to touch the sky taken there on a melodic wave from a picked guitar. Every note is necessary and this track is a necessity in life.
Check it out, here