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Yay, a new song from DENA!

The Berlin OG returns with a bedroom pop jam that’s kinda, sorta about computer love.

March 21, 2018
Yay, a new song from DENA! Tonje Thilesen  

I love DENA!!! The Bulgaria-born, Berlin-based singer-songwriter always has a stack of genius melodies and clever lyrics on deck, often about some crucial nuance of being a human. Today she returns with “Imaginary Friends,” a song about love and desire across distance and internet cables, something almost like a pre-emptive heartbreak. "I know we can be more than just imaginary friends," she sings over a bubblegum beat, built around piano chords written by her friend and bandmate Daniel Nentwig.

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“‘Imaginary Friends’” is about intense feelings that happen in one’s mind. It’s about desire and distance that communication can bring along. It’s about dealing with feelings, love and intimacy within different versions of reality and their technical simulations. It’s also a song about the hope of love as a much needed protection," says DENA. "I sang the words straight into my laptop as it’s one of the most direct communication tools we all are connected through.”

“Imaginary Friends” is out Friday via the Berlin label Mansions and Millions. They’ll put out more new music from DENA later this year. Can’t wait!

Yay, a new song from DENA!