Oslo four-piece Das Body fronted by the eccentric Ellie Linden has teamed up with producer Jorge Elbrecht (Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink) for their debut mini-album Peregrine, out November 20th. It follows their 2018 self-titled debut EP in which was praised by the likes of The FADER, i-D, Clash, Dazed and New York Times. Today, they release the unparalleled “Better Half,” their latest single from the album that sees Linden’s usually soaring vocals twisted into a schoolyard taunt over rattling sub-bass and crystalline keys, the band transformed into a gospel choir for the swank bridge. Hear “Better Half” via CLASH and here: https://youtu.be/j46C2XqIF8E.
“This song – and the whole record really – is about discovering emergency exits,” note Das Body. “From your own mortality, from your better half, or your own head. When you’ve been with your better half for some time, the exit signs might disappear. In this case, though, it has suddenly become very obvious why things are shitty and where the exit is, and that is a pretty enticing revelation. In that way this is one of the more positive songs on the album. But it wouldn’t be a Das Body song without a healthy dose of doubt and self-loathing to balance it out, which are the prevalent feelings in the choir parts.”