Video: Karin Park, “Fryngies”

February 15, 2012



Karin Park won the Norwegian Grammy for Best Newcomer in 2003 for making very straightforward pop, but the Swedish-born artist has since reinvented herself in a darker, more experimental sphere, teaming recently with Christoffer Berg, known for producing Fever Ray and mixing The Knife. "Fryngies" is the second single from Park's forthcoming album, High Wire Poetry, following her great sludge-dubbed "Tiger City," also co-produced by Berg and made with Parks' brother, David, who supposedly uses his feet to play the drums and bass at the same time. Karin Park's voice is naturally, fundamentally powerful and perfectly serious, well-suited to grind over bass like this and conjure up stuff that makes your neck hair stand up. Some prick commented on the YouTube for "Superworldunknown," the song that propelled her in 2003, writing: "Its a lucky strike. This artist would probably never make some like this again." The sound's totally different now, endlessly tougher, and you can't help but feel Karin Park is going to prove him seriously, seriously wrong. High Wire Poetry comes out in the UK this April via State of the Eye. The Shining-esque video for "Fryngies" was directed by Tore Frandsen.

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Video: Karin Park, “Fryngies”