New track from Efterklang!
The Danish band will release the opera Leaves - The Colour of Falling on Nov 4, 2016 via your's truly. The opera is composed in a close collaboration with award-winning composer Karsten Fundal. It is the first album release from Efterklang since they declared they were taking a break to reflect on their artistic practice and redefine their expression back in 2014.
“The Colour Not of Love” is the second track to be revealed from the opera.
Efterklang & Karsten Fundal revealed the first single “Cities of Glass” of the forthcoming opera earlier this summer. Now the follow-up is ready in the form of the very poetic song “The Colour Not of Love”, with lyrics from Danish poet Ursula Andkjær Olsen.
Karsten Fundal about creating this song with Efterklang:
“This song is very special to me as it really got under my skin when we made it. Efterklang have arranged and adapted the composition in their usual hyper sensitive understanding of what the music is about. In some ways we shifted roles on this one – I made this relatively catchy melody and its simple harmonies and basic arrangement. Efterklang added the string and vocal arrangements. The lyrics are very impressionistic and somewhat melancholic as they evolve around the colour green – the colour of love and the colour not of love. It works beautifully in English because of all the wordplays. It’s a really great example of Ursula Andkjær Olsen’s poetry as she plays with triviality while abolishing linearity as she calls for our innermost emotions in the secret meaning behind the words”
The opera is released on Nov 4, 2016 on a limited blue vinyl, CD and digitally via Tambourhinoceros. It’s available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/EfterklangLeaves
Efterklang and The Happy Hopeless Orchestra will perform the opera around Europe in the beginning of 2017:
- Feb 22 - København, Store Vega, Denmark
- Feb 23 - Uppsala, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Sweden
- Mar 02 – Eindhoven, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven / Cross Linx – Holland
- Mar 03 - Groningen, De Oosterpoort / Cross Linx – Holland
- Mar 04 - Rotterdam, De Doelen / Cross Linx – Holland
- Mar 05 - Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw / Cross Linx – Holland
- Mar 09 – London, Barbican – England
- Mar 10 – Bruxelles, Ancienne Belgique – Belgium