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Watch “Try,” The Transfixing Debut Video From Danish Band Liss

Meet four teenagers whose debut single sounds like Connan Mockasin doing Arthur Russell.

August 13, 2015

Keep watching this new video from Danish four-piece Liss: something does eventually happen. Lead singer Søren Holm has a kind of bemused charm as he grins and stutters his way through the band's debut single "Try," which was produced by The xx's producer Rodaidh McDonald as well as Denmark's Vera, and comes off like Connan Mockasin doing drunken Arthur Russell karaoke with added Prince-like vocal flourishes.

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"We wrote ‘Try' the first day we ever played together as a band just under a year ago," Liss explained to The FADER over email. We were in different bands at the time, sharing a rehearsal space, so it was kind of a weird coincidence that we all were there in the rehearsal room that day. A few months later, we finished the recording late at night and our friend William came up with the video idea. We did a few takes but ended up using the first one. We are all behind the camera which is why Søren is laughing!”

Copenhagen-based label Escho will release "Try" on October 2.

Watch “Try,” The Transfixing Debut Video From Danish Band Liss