“Alien” sets the stage for the many contradictory emotions that can arise when expecting your first child.
“You’re constantly going back and forth between euphoria and the feeling that everything is falling apart”, says Rangleklods aka Esben Nørskov Andersen, who himself became a father for the first time last year. On “Alien”, he illustrates these emotions in the lyrics of the track where he’s gazing at his partner and the growing belly while singing:
"I’ve been looking at you from the other side of the room / Do you think I look like a freak? / I've been looking at you all night all day / I know we could be / happy / kick kick kick kick oomph / another kick from the alien."
Rangleklods combines his signature sonic experiments and surprising twists with a heavy, repetitive, and groovy four-on-the-floor beat. His vocals are pitched down to a low-frequency monstrous voice, referencing how the voice might sound to the alien inside the belly.