“I finished my album in Palermo. When I got home, I threw it all away.”

“I finished my album in Palermo. When I got home, I threw it all away.”

School of X changed course in the midst of making his new album starting over with renewed energy. He now releases the catchy and playful single “Bad Design” and announces the album Seventh Heaven (out November 1st). The single is accompanied by a music video. 

Listen to "Bad Design" here

School of X, aka Rasmus Littauer — the artist behind both internationally acclaimed solo releases, and collaborations with artists such as Liss, Trentemøller, Mø, Deb Never, and more — now releases his first single “Bad Design” from his forthcoming album Seventh Heaven.

“The song is about how some of the most beautiful and intense moments in life don’t always last long enough”, Rasmus Littauer says.

As the first single release from the album Seventh Heaven, “Bad Design” is led by School of X's playful vocals, accompanied by delicate guitar playing and a dragging hip-hop-inspired beat. The song explodes into a big and catchy chorus with a gritty and loud guitar. On this single (and on the rest of the album), Rasmus Littauer continues to carve out his unique style while adding new layers to both his musical and lyrical universe.

The album will be released on the 1st of November 2024 via Tambourhinoceros. With Seventh Heaven, School of X distilled two years of writing into a carefully curated list of songs. But getting there wasn't easy, and it culminated in a five-week residency in Palermo:

"I finished my album in Palermo. When I got home, I threw it all away”, Rasmus Littauer says.

After Palermo, the new material suddenly felt like a repetition from previous albums, prompting him to change course. He decided to expand his team and no longer produce his own music. The album is backed by a new band in the studio, and the role of producer is given to Søren Buhl Lassen (Lucky Lo, Brimheim). The fresh start created space for Rasmus to focus on the music and songwriting in a renewed way, while the band captured the intense live energy of School of X’ concerts, channeling the many layers of the music into a dynamic performance that balances high-energy outbursts with tender, intimate moments.

With his previous albums Armlock, and the latest Dancing Through the Void, School of X has achieved international recognition for his powerful melancholic alternative pop.

“Bad Design” is released by Tambourhinoceros (Brimheim, Lucky Lo, Rangleklods, and more) May 23, 2024. Pre-order or pre-save the album Seventh Heaven here.

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