Norway's electro pop four piece Das Body share their debut album 'Peregrine' produced by Jorge Elbrecht.
This month marks the release of 'Peregrine' - debut album by Norway's electronic four-piece Das Body fronted by the inimitable pop powerhouse Ellie Linden. Produced by Jorge Elbrecht (Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink),
Peregrine follows their 2018 self-titled debut EP in which was praised by the likes of international media.
The Norwegian quartet’s world filters through a handful of genre touchpoints, each unraveling in a different direction: woozy electronics, soulful R&B, toothy post-punk, pop swagger.
In-studio performance of lead single 'Scared'
Confident uncertainty runs throughout 'Peregrine', showcasing their chaotic unity and sublime disarray. Their lyrics keep a constant eye out for an emergency exit flickering somewhere in the distance: a way out of a relationship, your head, your own mortality.
Peregrine finds its inspiration from the ancient meaning of the word itself - the sensation of feeling alien and foreign. It is a meditation on our relationship with ourselves and others and it does not shy away from dealing with the messy complexities hidden within the ties we share with other people.
The album also lends its more literal inspiration from a peregrine falcon the band discovered flying around their studio in Økern, Norway while writing the album.
Prior to the album release, the band has shared singles Better Half, Scared, Against The Glass and On Request which have gained praise across the UK and the US, playlisted by Billboard, Independent and other music blogs and magazines around the world.
Das Body has previously toured in the US and Europe including a string of international festival appearances including SXSW in 2019 where their powerhouse performance was praised by the likes of NPR Music and Gorilla vs Bear (“Stratospheric live presence”), amongst others.
Das Body at The New Colossus Sessions
Their music had been a world with a four-person population for years, making the storied multimedia artist, musician, and producer’s perspective that much more meaningful.
Peregrine reaches beautiful and dizzying heights, much like the falcon Granholt spotted roaming near their studio that the record was in part named for. But even then, the very name of the bird contains that sense of the alien, as peregrine’s original meaning relates to a sense of other-ness. But on their debut, Das Body turn that alienation and uncertainty into collective sing-along hooks, bringing people together through the feeling of being alone.
Das Body - Peregrine