premiere: sälen, 'diseasey'

A sugar-sweet tune laced with the bitter taste of regret.

by Francesca Dunn and i-D Staff
19 May 2016, 2:28pm

Six months ago, the mysterious London band Sälen got blogs talking with its self-released debut, the ode to unrequited love IILWMBF (I'm In Love With My Best Friend). They've since impressed with a packed-out show at the Old Blue Last in London and got busy writing more of the good stuff. Talking of which, having just received its very first radio play courtesy of Annie Mac on the UK's Radio 1, we are pleased to share the trio's first official single, "Diseasey," with the rest of the world. And we're sure you'll fall hard too — right from the clinky-clonky True Romance-style intro. This is a song to soundtrack bad decisions that felt so right at the time.

When asked for a quote about the track, the band provided the following:

"Diseasey" is due for release on May 20, via Machine Records.