Following the recent announcement of her forthcoming debut EP ‘Happy Metal’, Danish DIY musician and producer LINN has shared the title track lifted from the record, Happy Metal. The new single sees LINN further expand the template of her idiosyncratic debut single Frozen Pizza.
Built upon a lo-fi rhythm section, which was recorded on an iPhone, the track combines surrealist, cyclical vocal collages with contorted guitar lines and samples of her daughter’s hedgehog accordion toy.
Check out the video for the track via YouTube below.
Speaking about ‘Happy Metal’ LINN says it’s “a song about trying not to take things too seriously and being a little less pretentious.” She goes on to say, “in Danish we have a saying that goes something like “it’s not a matter of what happens to you, but how you cope with it” I wrote a verse and it seemed a little dark and depressing, so I wanted to twist it with a bit of humor. That’s also why the song and EP are called ‘Happy Metal’, I like to play around with genres, contrasts and moods.”
Copenhagen native Linn Holm is a former member of Danish alternative rock-duo The Bowdashes and has prieviously supported Garbage (US), shared the stage with Lydia Lunch (US), recorded and toured Europe with Nouvelle Vague (FR) and worked with Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes (US).
Now LINN is stepping out on her own with her debut release ‘Happy Metal,’ which draws inspiration from motorik kraut, future R&B and electronic lo-fi in her playful and experimental pop arrangements, often accompanied by bizarre sound effects, samples and her kid’s toy instruments.
Speaking about releasing her first solo material, LINN goes on to say, “I have played in bands and made collaborations before, but these songs represent just me and what is inside my little weird head. I have been working on the songs for a few years now, recording and producing it at home, so it is both terrifying, but also a huge relief to finally unleash the music and share it with other people.”
The EP has been self-produced by LINN with mixing assitance from Simon Kjær (of Danish band, Chinah) and Mathias Bertelsen (of alternative rock band The Entrepreneurs) on drums.
‘Happy Metal’ EP track list
1. Frozen Pizza
2. Happy Metal
3. Not That <3 Core
4. I’m Out Of Alcohol, You’re Out Of Your Mind
LINN’s debut EP ‘Happy Metal’ is out on November 20, 2020. Pre-order here.