premiere: smerz - 'because'

We've fallen head over heels with the beautiful music of this Norwegian duo.

by i-D Staff
06 January 2016, 2:40pm

Now if you don't love this song then we're not quite sure what to say. The relatively unknown Norwegian duo Smerz instantly had us with this elegant piece of masterful deconstructed pop. "Because" opens up a world of soft techno replete with tidy, fleeting, vocals that give the track a kind of Tirzah and Mikachu vibe we're totally in love with. "'Because' is about being careless while wanting to care, about trying to argue whether you are happy or not," Catharina Stoltenberg and Henriette Motzfeldt explain.

The pair's notable shows last year were mainly at Scandinavian festivals like Roskilde, Insomnia, and Way Out West and they're kicking off 2016 with a performance at Groningen's Eurosonic festival next weekend. We'll definitely be on the lookout for more music from these two but for now, press play on the i-D premiere of "Because."


Image courtesy Smerz

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