words by tom johnson
photograph by jacob aars
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“I don’t know what it is you do; the closed-off part of me needs the closed part of you,” sings Chorus Grant on tender new track ‘Lives’, the first new music from Kristian Finne’s solo project in five years. In a scattered, evocative piece of nocturnal-pop, it’s a lyric that immediately stands-out, a snapshot of the narrative that is woven inside the dense and curious composition that surrounds it.
Released here today, ahead of the final sessions for his new album, which will take place this summer, as well as a run of tour dates across his home country of Denmark, ‘Lives’ offers a striking reminder of the beautifully ambiguous nature of Chorus Grant’s work. That swooning lead voice rises and falls throughout, occasionally illuminating the track but also content to shrink away into the shadows, while the music itself is both affectionate and enigmatic, the darkly-brilliant rhythm section adding an extra weight of drama throughout.
“Music and songwriting is my most trusted friend. It helps me to understand life and give voice to ponderings that can’t not be articulated in normal conversation,” Kristian says of his new work. “I’ve felt an urgency to write these songs that deal with transition and transformation – floating mid-air between an old and a new life.”
Premiering below right now, via a new video made by Copenhagen visual artist Jakob Steen, ‘Lives’ makes for a wholly interesting next-step; a mysterious and mesmerising three-minutes that gently changes shape within the stifling heat of the summer. Check it out below right now.
● May 25, 2019, Bloom Festival, Copenhagen – DK
● Jun 22, 2019, Midsommer Festival, Præstø -DK
● Jul 13, 2019, Jazz Ugen, Aarhus – DK
● Aug 9, 2019, Ofelia Live, Copenhagen – DK
● Aug 30, 2019, Høst Møn – DK
● Oct 17, 2019, Dexter, Odense- DK
● Oct 24, 2019, Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen – DK
● Oct 25, 2019, Atlas, Aarhus – DK
● Oct 26, 2019, Huset I Hasseris, Aalborg- DK