Samaris - 2016

Icelandic electropop band SAMARIS is about to release its new album Black Lights on June 10 via One Little Indian. Today they have shared the grooving and sensual title-track from it. The new album was written and recorded over the past year in Berlin, Reykjavik and Ireland, due to the relocation of the single members of the three-piece.

About the new single band member Þórður Kári Steinþórsson states:

‘This one was written by me and Slugs (Áslaug) in Hljóðriti, the chords are a sample of the clarinet and the arpeggiator is a sample of Jófríður’s voice. I remember we were really quick coming up with it. The demo was called ‘Nofríður’ because she wasn’t there and one of the sounds in it is me singing in a vocoder. Me and Jófríður went to Ireland and recorded a demo of the vocals the final vocal take recorded in London. The original was 15 minutes long, we could listen to the loop for hours so the arrangement was quite tricky, we had to leave a bunch of sounds and melodies out…’

Stream it right here.