Today, Röyksopp share their new video for “I Had This Thing” – taken from their recent album The Inevitable End. (Dog Triumph via Wall Of Sound and Cooking Vinyl.)
The video depicts a couple in love, separated after an argument. The girl is trapped in her car, witnessing apocalyptic scenarios unfold. We question if they ever are to be re-united as the world comes crashing down. Her love is the only person she wants to be with, but it’s too late. He texts her “I never meant to let you go…”.
The battle between reason and desire is a theme that runs throughout ‘The Inevitable End’ and ‘I Had This Thing’ sums it up perfectly. Röyksopp delicately utilizes the deliriously sad vocals sung by Jamie Irrepressible. Lyrics like “I still don’t know just what I’ve done”, and the mantra of “I never meant to let you go”, are weaved into exquisite harmonies over a dirty, pulsing bass.
Röyksopp unveiled their new live show at this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami where they headlined the Friday Night on the Live Stage, and will play at festivals in Chicago, Moscow, and finally performing on their home turf, Norway, throughout the summer.
Röyksopp tour dates
THU 11 JUNE
Bergenfest 2015 Bergen, Norway
SAT 20 JUNE
Park Live Festival 2015 Moscow, Russian Federation
WED 1 JULY
Kongsberg Jazz Festival 2015 Kongsberg, Norway
WED 15 JULY
Skral Festival 2015 Grimstad, Norway
SAT 22 AUGUST
Parkenfestivalen 2015 Bodø, Norway
SUN 23 AUGUST
Jugendfest 2015 Ålesund, Norway
FRI 28 AUGUST
Sverresborg Arena Trondheim, Norway
SAT 29 AUGUST
RakettNatt 2015 Tromsø, Norway