Jen Akerman, a.k.a. dark-pop performer Final Child, has announced her self-produced debut Till Death Do Us Part (part I) EP arriving on September 13. The collection is home to seven slick, moody tracks that evoke the tense, passionate pop of fellow Scandinavian singers Tove Lo and Lykke Li.
Akerman is a perpetual optimist, always focusing on what’s possible. On the electro-tinged duet “Afterlife,” she and Tom Payne trade verses about staying together in the event of an apocalypse. “Sometimes I look at the afterlife as a relief,” she explains. “I have friends of mine that have, unfortunately, killed themselves or have friends that have passed away. And you still have to celebrate the fact that we are here and we have been here.” The trippy, analog inspired visuals feature Akerman shredding the guitar and inviting listeners to come along on a kaleidoscopic journey.