Premiere: Kasbo's Over You is a glistening electro-pop gem
Featuring Frida Sundemo on vocals, Over You is the final single from Kasbo's debut album Places We Don’t Know – out March 23.
Header photo by Jack McKain.
In the build-up to his debut album Places We Don't Know, Swedish musician Kasbo has gone from an electronic producer we've always kept an eye on to one of our favourite international electronic acts. Singles including Bleed It Out (which features singer/songwriting weapon NEA), Snow In Gothenburg and Lay It On Me have each shown Kasbo's skilled craft at composing electrifying electro-pop, often combining soaring guest vocals with synth-saturated instrumentals that ooze with a summery flavour you wouldn't expect from a producer based in snowy Sweden.
Ahead of the album's release on March 23 (through Foreign Family Collective/Counter Records via Inertia Music in Australia), Kasbo has shared one last album cut in Over You, another dynamic pop song that features the soft vocals of Sweden's Frida Sundemo. Over You is more a mellow single than the others released thus far, combining Sundemo's somewhat haunting woos with a washed-out production that only sports slight shadings of Kasbo's sun-soaked sound. Instead, Kasbo seems to go for something a little darker, bringing together a heavy, gloomy bassline with warped vocal cuts and that earlier-mentioned shading of bright synth to create something that really shows of his versatility at creating these synthy pop gems.
It's another sure-fire sign that Places We Don't Know is shaping up to be a brilliant debut from Kasbo, who explains that the album is about the Swedish songwriter expressing himself as an artist and creating Kasbo as a project bound to be bigger than just music. "I feel like being an artist is not only making music, but expressing yourself in a ton of different forums," he says. "I want to get better at that; I wanna branch out. I don't want 'Kasbo' to just be a name who puts out music. I want it to be kind of a world to delve into."
Places We Don't Know arrives on March 23, pre-order the album HERE.
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