SMERZ - BELIEVER [LP]
Catalogue No.: XL1076LP
Release Date: 26th February 2021
Norwegian duo Smerz have announced the release of ‘Believer’, their forthcoming debut album that pushes Smerz far beyond their previous EP releases, 2017’s Okey and 2018’s Have Fun. Since releasing the ‘Believer’ trailer back in October 2020 followed by a video for the tracks ‘I don’t talk about that much/Hva hvis’, the duo of Catharina Stoltenberg and Henriette Motzfeldt have slowly revealed a new auditory world. The duo meld sonic touchstones from their youth, like musicals and classical music, with swirling, trance-indebted synth lines and hip-hop plus R&B vocals that is distinctly Smerz.
Last fall the duo performed at Oslo’s Ultima festival; in early 2020 they scored a performance by Carte Blanche, the Norwegian national company of contemporary dance, as well as performed at Mira festival in collaboration with legendary visual maverick Weirdcore.
“Believer” will be released by XL Recordings on 26th February 2021, on LP & CD. The LP is housed in a gatefold sleeve with clear inner bag, translucent obi-strip and liner notes insert, the CD in a card gatefold wallet with 12-page liner notes & lyrics booklet and translucent obi strip.
I don’t talk about that much