Watch EXEC perform latest single live
‘Life Is A Liquid’ was released earlier this December as the second single from the forthcoming album The Limber Real out February 12, 2016.
Video & audio footage is taken from EXEC’s debut concert at Bremen Teater in Copenhagen on Nov 13, 2015
It is very rare to encounter an artist capable of such live performances from the very first one of the sorts.
On his debut album as EXEC The Limber Real Troels Abrahamsen contemplates modern life, which is also the subject of ‘Life Is A Liquid’. Our presence is filled with an ambiguity between the physical and psychological. While we move around in the physical world our thoughts move around too. Sometimes they drift apart while in other cases they are together. This song is about the ability we have as human beings that makes us capable of moving forward while trying to figure out where to go. ‘Life is a Liquid’ is also the first track Troels wrote for the EXEC project.
“I see the two lyrical paths as an image of a strong sense of doubt that I think all people experience at different times and areas of their lives. We are somehow trapped in a perpetual conflict between the outer life, our actions, and the inner life, our thoughts. The outer life dealing with control, purpose and what's gonna happen in the next second while the inner life revolves around emotions, desires and the present. Both are needed for one to exist in a meaningful way - if one takes over you become an extreme being. If this conflict and the doubt that follows is a basic condition then it must be the manifestation that's is essential – how to realize your inner life in your outer life” - Troels Abrahamsen
Stream the studio version of ‘Life Is A Liquid’ here.
The forthcoming album has been recorded with the producer Mikkel Bolding. Together they have spent hours, days and weeks looking for the perfect place to record every song to capture the right sonic moments. The result is a captivating, intense and diverse album, a pleasure for audiophiles.
EXEC is analogue music. Troels has worked hard to capture and record the right takes of each sound. This has resulted in a highly dynamic album. Though without religious overtones, the music is inspired by the Nordic psalm tradition with its particular harmonies and structures. Troels’ vocal work is exemplary and reaches new emotional highs with great range in dynamics and timbre.
Our lives are like a liquid
Flowing through two separate grooves
One heading for the future
The other for the truth
Both end up in the ocean
One trickles through so steady
The other is spilling over
One stream will make you ready
The other into a rover
Both end up in the ocean
One wakes you in the morning
The other in the night