I have some alluring new music to tickle your ears. Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, the captivating music of KÅRP has been dubbed as ‘death disco,’ a new genre to add to an already long list. KÅRP has a dark love for the paranormal, outer space and the apocalyptic state of our times, which are recurring themes in their music and lyrics.
KÅRP released their debut single Therapist^2 in October 2017, and their debut album, Album 1, was released in 2019. The album was awarded the Swedish Manifest Prize in early 2020.
KÅRP‘s forthcoming triptych of EPs has the theme of the three stages of the apocalypse: Chaos, Silence and The New World Order.
The chaos represented on the first EP features heavy, dark beats and twisted voices invoking the Berlin underground. Their new single’ It Looks Bad‘ is the first track out from the Swedish death disco ambassadors’ triptych of EP’s in 2022.
“In February 2019, we came back to Sweden from a show in LA to go on tour in Scandinavia,” the band comments. “As the pandemic came, the plans were changed. Instead, we’ve been in the studio for about two years to compose this epic series of releases on the grand theme of apocalypse.”
‘It Looks Bad’ is about how the world is burning and how our generation has zero faith in the future. It’s about how the things close to you are all that matter when the world is going down. If anything even matters. We see deadly police brutality, wildfires, pandemics, nazis in the European parliaments, George Floyd. We’re fucked. It looks bad, to put it simple.”
“That’s why the first leg of this triptych of EP’s is pretty dark sounding. The next one will be slightly more mellow. And on the last one, we’re allowing ourselves a few major chords and some hope.”
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