Listen to this Kasbo song if you don’t know whether to dance or cry

The Gothenburg artist recruits TENDER for a new melancholic pop tune, “Aldrig Mer.”

January 18, 2018
Listen to this Kasbo song if you don’t know whether to dance or cry Kasbo   Jack McKain

Since releasing his 2015 EP Umbrella Club independently, then "World Away" via Foreign Family Collective, Gothenburg-based artist Kasbo’s electronic music has been laced with contemplative whispers of ambience. Since then, he’s leaned into the more subdued, textural elements of his earlier music, as shown on 2017 tracks like “Snow In Gothenburg” and “Bleed It Out.” Ahead of his debut album, Places We Don't Know, arriving on March 23, today he’s sharing “Aldrig Mer” on The FADER — a melancholic and twinkling synthpop gem, featuring hushed, evocative vocals from James Cullen, of the London duo TENDER.

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About the song, Kasbo explained: ”I love synths and more electronic sounds, but for this song specifically I wanted most of the space to be filled with elements that had some form of human root, with recordings like that you can get a lot of beautiful textures that make all the difference. TENDER absolutely nailed the emotional vibe without ever transcending into something cheesy, which often feels like a risk when doing something ‘pretty.’”

2018 Tour Dates:

April 6 - Amsterdam - Minneapolis, MN
April 7 - Chop Shop - Chicago, IL
April 8 - 9 - Phoenix Lights Music Festival - Phoenix, AZ
April 13 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
April 19 - Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY
April 20 - Sonia's - Boston, MA
April 21 - Velvet Underground - Toronto, ON
April 26 - Holocene - Portland, OR
April 27 - Celebrities - Vancouver, BC
April 28 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
May 4 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
May 5 - Teragram - Los Angeles, CA
May 18 - Hangout Music Festival - Gulf Shores, AL
May 19 - Hangout Music Festival - Gulf Shores, AL
June 14 - 17 Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
June 21 - June 25 - Electric Forest Music Festival - Rothbury, MI
June 28 - July 2 - Electric Forest Music Festival - Rothbury, MI

Listen to this Kasbo song if you don’t know whether to dance or cry