RATKING, the new album from Brimheim explores shame, self-deception, and tragic love

RATKING, the new album from Brimheim explores shame, self-deception, and tragic love

Brimheim's sophomore effort drops today and dissects her own human weaknesses with cold-blooded precision. The result is an uncompromising exploration of desire, self-deception, and defeat. 

Surprises of intensity await at every turn. Tender ballads crossfade into raging rock, and frenzied violins give way to infectious avant-pop. On RATKING, Brimheim, the alias of Helena Heinesen Rebensdorff, finds a new and unique equilibrium between complexity, depth and approachability.

Like her debut, the new record was produced and written in collaboration with Søren Buhl Lassen (Blaue Blume, Lucky Lo) with compositional contributions from Buster Jensen (Blaue Blume).

"I wrote this album as a way to understand the intense emotional pain of my youth. For a long time, I sought validation as a way to cope. RATKING is about using other people’s approval as a substitute for self-worth and my journey of concealing, denying, and ultimately liberating myself from that dependency.”

Songs, 'Dancing in the Rubble,' 'Into The Ooze,' and 'Brand New Woman' explore the fierce desire to escape the conventional expectations imposed on women. 'Grinding Boulders' and 'Fell Through the Ice' depict dysfunctional relationships where Brimheim wrestles to rein in her more desperate inclinations. 'Normies' captures the overwhelming nature of a passion so strong it leads to obsession."

Surprises of intensity await at every turn. Tender ballads crossfade into raging rock, and frenzied violins give way to infectious avant-pop. On RATKING, Brimheim, the alias of Helena Heinesen Rebensdorff, finds a new and unique equilibrium between complexity, depth and approachability.

Like her debut, the new record was produced and written in collaboration with Søren Buhl Lassen (Blaue Blume, Lucky Lo) with compositional contributions from Buster Jensen (Blaue Blume).

"I wrote this album as a way to understand the intense emotional pain of my youth. For a long time, I sought validation as a way to cope. RATKING is about using other people’s approval as a substitute for self-worth and my journey of concealing, denying, and ultimately liberating myself from that dependency.”

Songs, 'Dancing in the Rubble,' 'Into The Ooze,' and 'Brand New Woman' explore the fierce desire to escape the conventional expectations imposed on women. 'Grinding Boulders' and 'Fell Through the Ice' depict dysfunctional relationships where Brimheim wrestles to rein in her more desperate inclinations. 'Normies' captures the overwhelming nature of a passion so strong it leads to obsession."

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