Norwegian quartet Das Body, is fronted by Ellie Linden, who recently teamed up with producer Jorge Elbrecht (Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink) for their debut Peregrine. The album is due out November 20th, and follows their 2018 self-titled debut.
The band starting writing Peregrine in their studio in Økern, Norway which occupies a floor in an office building, sandwiched between a weight gym above them and a car wash below. The band enlisted Jorge Elbrecht (Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink) to produce the album’s sessions. Their music had been a world with a four-person population for years, making the storied multimedia artist, musician, and producer’s perspective that much more meaningful.
Peregrine finds its inspiration from the ancient meaning of the word itself – the sensation of feeling alien and foreign. It is a meditation on our relationship with ourselves and others and it does not shy away from dealing with the messy complexities hidden within the ties we share with other people. The album also lends its more literal inspiration from a peregrine falcon the band discovered flying around their studio in Økern, Norway while writing the album. Prior to sharing recent single “Scared,” Das Body released album singles “Against The Glass” and “On Request.”
“This song – and the whole record really – is about discovering emergency exits,” note Das Body. “From your own mortality, from your better half, or your own head. When you’ve been with your better half for some time, the exit signs might disappear. In this case, though, it has suddenly become very obvious why things are shitty and where the exit is, and that is a pretty enticing revelation. In that way this is one of the more positive songs on the album. But it wouldn’t be a Das Body song without a healthy dose of doubt and self-loathing to balance it out, which are the prevalent feelings in the choir parts.”
01 – INTRO
02 – BETTER HALF
03 – SILENCE
04 – TALLER THAN THE AVERAGE MAN
05 – SCARED
06 – ONE NIGHT WOMAN
07 – ON REQUEST
08 – AGAINST THE GLASS
09 – SHITTY