“Destiny” emphasises Rasmus Littauer’s urge to constantly change and explore new areas of music. Inspired by Copenhagen’s Eks-skole (x school) that arose in the 1960s as an anti-establishment arts collective by Andy Warhol collaborator, filmmaker, and poet Jørgen Leth, the art historian Troels Andersen, visual artists Poul Gernes, and visual artist and poet Per Kirkeby, School of X is inspired by their focus on the creative process as a goal in itself instead of the end product.
About the name and the philosophy, Littauers explains:
”My friend Adrian Adler is the grandchild of Bjørn Nørgaard who was a part of Eks-skolen. There were no teachers and no students. It was a collective of artists. Eks-skolen is a really good name that I have adopted as School of X, as it encapsulates many of the feelings I have about creating music. I like new perspectives while I also think your own experiences and memories are important in order to make sense of all these new things.”
With “Destiny” School of X is closer to the listener than ever before. Directly and intimately a life choice that we all can experience is put into words; the end of a relationship and the reflections on pros and cons that follow. With Rasmus Littauer looking straight into the lens the music video is a strong and beautiful affair that frames the more intimate output in the new music of School of X.
Littauer about the song:
“It’s the title track of my EP because I think it’s a song with a very particular composition and instrumentation. It’s about how your choices in life have consequences and that you are forced to make decisions if you want to live. It is about the irony of fate, how you choose with your heart and how your choice lets you down. The lyrics describes how you childishly stay in a relationship because it’s hard to take the right, but in the end inevitable choice of ending it.”
The song is mixed by the Grammy award winning Chris Tabron (Beyoncé, The Strokes, Erykah Badu) and mastered by Dave Kutch (Whitney Houston, Outkast).