We’re happy to premiere “How Do You Smile?” from Closing Eyes. The track is a psych-friendly gem with a deeply grooving bass line, buzzing restrained guitars, and enjoyably dazed vocals. In the final couple minutes especially, a sprawled-out guitar tone coexists alongside the hypnotic rhythm section, as lush vocals complement; it all makes for a wholly consuming conclusion to this stellar track.
The Norwegian act is releasing their new album Eternal Fidelity on May 8th, and I’ll certainly be looking forward to it. Band member Eirik elaborates more on the album below:
“Sometimes I try very hard to hold on to something but it just feels like it’s slipping through my fingers. Ideals, dreams, identities or friendships are all things that live so strongly and easily when we’re young but often seem to lose footing as we grow older. Convictions that seem so solid can suddenly dissolve and become unresolved issues. I don’t think we’re too good at dealing with that. Mostly, Eternal Fidelity is about those feeling. It’s about trying to hold on, let go and make sense of it all. It’s about clinging to what’s important even though it might not be easy all the time.”