‘Running to the Sea’ by Röyksopp Now Available
Last week (16 December 2013), Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, a.k.a. Röyksopp, released their latest single through their label, Dog Triumph. ‘Running to the Sea’ is available in the UK via Wall of Sound and Cooking Vinyl.
Norway’s Susanne Sundfør provides the vocals for the ethereal track, with the calm and expansive soundscape – a dreamily pop affair.
Meanwhile, the magical B-Side ‘Something in My Heart’ features Jamie of The Irrepressibles prove why Röyksopp is a force to be reckoned with. Gaining nominations for the Brit Awards and the Grammys, they have four widely acclaimed albumsunder their belt, all of which took top spots in international charts. Also known for their four consecutive number ones in Norway, they’ve sold more than two million records and three of their tracks landed in Pitchfork’s top 500 tracks of the last ten years – the reason for which is their undeniable artistry, as demonstrated through their remixes of Kings of Leon, Depeche Mode, Lady Gaga and Beck. In addition to this, they have collaborated with up and coming Scandinavian vocalists includinf Lykke Li, Robyn, and Karin Dreijer-Anderrson of Fever Ray/The Knife.
‘Running To The Sea’ and ‘Something In My Heart’ are in essence both expressions of compulsion and its strong, often uncontrollable, persisting pull. ‘Dependence’ is a returning theme in our music.
Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland AKA Brit and Grammy award nominees Röyksopp have produced four massive hit albums, which have reached the top of the charts in several countries, includingfour consecutive number-ones in Norway. The band have sold over two million records. Plus they gained 3 entries in the Pitchfork list of top 500 tracks from the last decade.
Röyksopp have remixed the likes of Lady Gaga, Depeche Mode, Beck and Kings Of Leon, as well as written music for some of the most exiting female vocalists from Scandinavia, like Robyn, Lykke Li and Karin Dreijer-Andersson (Fever Ray / The Knife).
Their compilation series Late Night Tales was released the previous year and featured fellow artists John Martyn, Vangelis, Tuxedomoon, Popol Vuh, This Mortal Coil – and included a spoken word feature courtesy of Benedict Cumberbatch, otherwise known as, Dr. Who.
Buy ‘Running to the Sea’ along with B-Side ‘Something in my Heart’ HERE.