Danish indie-electronic artist Trentemøller has shared an entrancing new single and video featuring Warpaint’s Jenny Lee Lindberg (aka jennylee), Try A Little. Produced by experimental filmmaker and Emmy-nominated animator Thomas McMahan, the video goes well with the track about inexplicably loving a person who seems incapable of returning that love. The track is lifted from his first album in three years, ‘Obverse,’ which will be out September 27 via Trentemøller’s own label imprint In My Room. Watch the video clip via YouTube below.
Trentemøller has always worked with strong female singers, including Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Low’s Mimi Parker, Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino and Marie Fisker. This new album features the voices of Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Warpaint’s Jenny Lee Lindberg (jennylee), Lina Tullgren and Lisbet Fritze, as well.
Initially conceived as an instrumental album, ‘Obverse’ soon took on a life of its own with these collaborations. Embodying a shoegaze, dream pop, synth-based soundscape enriched by German Kosmische/Motorik experimentalist spirit, ‘Obverse’ is in a genre all its own. Trentemøller continues to mine familiar themes of light and dark, turbulence and serenity, piercing chill and comforting warmth, inspired by the antipodal elements of the Nordic environment he calls home. These complementary contrasts inherent in the album title also show up in the short films Trentemøller made for the album and artwork by Jesse Draxler.
“I have always worked with contrasts in my music and in my sound. It’s in the subtle clashes of feelings and tonal contradictions that I often find pure inspiration,” Anders said. “’Obverse’ was always going to be about exploring the possibilities in my studio, with no consideration of how it could be performed on a stage, and it was completely liberating.”
In 2006, following a run of EPs, Trentemøller released his groundbreaking debut full-length, ‘The Last Resort’. The three studio albums that followed, ‘Into The Great Wide Yonder’ (2010), ‘Lost’ (2013), and ‘Fixion’ (2016), came out on his own label imprint, In My Room. Anders has also recently remixed tracks from Savages, A Place To Bury Strangers, Soft Moon, and UNKLE.