Smerz have announced their debut full-length Believer, will drop on February 26, 2021 via XL Recordings. Ahead of the release, the band has shared a video for the title track. “The lyrics for this song were written over a period of almost two years,” the duo recall. “So it ended up having a natural development parallel to our lives.” Watch the video for “Believer.”
Since releasing the “Believer” trailer back in September 2020 followed by a video for the tracks “I don’t talk about that much/Hva hvis’, the duo of Catharina Stoltenberg and Henriette Motzfeldt have slowly revealed a new auditory world. The duo meld sonic touchstones from their youth, like musicals and classical music, with swirling, trance-indebted synth lines and hip-hop plus R&B vocals that is distinctly Smerz.
The video is the third, for the project to be directed by Benjamin Barron (who also directed the artwork,) with costumes by Bror August and starring Smerz.