DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM THE LINE INCOMING OCT. 23RD VIA BY NORSE MUSIC
Norwegian alternative pop sensation Kalandra release the first single and video “Slow Motion” from their upcoming debut full-length album The Line, out October 23rd via By Norse Music.
Kalandra comment about “Slow Motion”: “The song is about feeling inadequate with everything you need to do, whether it being social media that’s constantly keeping you alarmed, or if it’s yourself distracting you from getting in contact with your own emotions, as it’s just too much to handle. You can never really relax in the state you’re in. There’s a million things to distract your mind and a million ways you can spend your time. It’s a constant inner conflict. What are you going to do? And why do anything at all?”
The video is produced by Valkyrien Productions, made by Ragnarok and conceived by Kalandra. The band adds on the video: “Though our own perception of what the video is about is very clear, and the story is very much on the surface of things, we’d rather the viewer interpret it for themselves. In the end we don’t want to tell people what to think. But we do hope it can spur on discussion and perhaps make you think. Looking at something and seeing it can be two very different things.”
Weaving ethereal melodies into raw and eerie musical landscapes, Kalandra delivers a powerful blend of alternative pop and rock that will enchant fans of Aurora, Eivør, Röyksopp, Goldfrapp and Björk.
Inspiration is drawn from a wide range of artists such as Eivør, Anna Von Hausswolff, Jenny Hval and bands like Pink Floyd, Tool, Mastodon, Radiohead, TesseracT, Wardruna, Gåte, IRAH and Sigur Rós. As well as female folk singers from Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Faroe Islands and Denmark, experimenting with vocal techniques from around the world (including Norwegian cow calls like kauking, to Mongolian, Arabic and Indian traditional vocal styles) which they use in combination with the more theatrical aspects of rock and metal.
The band comments on the album: “An album years in the making. Written in a period of our lives which has been subject to a lot of change and introspection. The songs are reflections of the conflicting emotions that come with growth. The feelings of wonder, anger, loss and acceptance at watching both your own life and the world around you unfold. The Line talks about those different boundaries we come across in life. Be it mental barriers, lines on a map or the walls we put up between ourselves. Life can be a wondrous and terrible thing but we’ve found that ’Somewhere along the line, it gets easier.”
Kalandra have amassed over 1.9 million views on YouTube with their cover of Wardruna’s “Helvegen” (released as a digital single on By Norse Music in March 2020), self-released two acclaimed singles “Brave New World” and “The Waiting Game” (details below) and have composed two tracks for the HBO Nordic series “Beforeigners.”
“Brave New World” was recorded at Gildehallen, Borren (NO) in June 2020 and “The Waiting Game” was recorded at Sentrum Scene, Oslo (NO) in 2019. Both songs were released by Kalandra in 2018 and 2019; and are available for streaming/download on the usual platforms.
Kalandra debut album The Line – out October 23rd via By Norse Music
The Line will be available as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold black edition and 2LP gatefold limited solid white edition (By Norse Music online store exclusive, limited to 100 copies) and digital formats.
The album is now available for pre-orders:
Pre-save and pre-order the album here: https://orcd.co/kalandra_the_line