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Trentemøller unveils new Single & Video "Dreamweavers". New Album Dreamweaver out September 13 Via In My Room.

Last month, the world got to hear the first new music from Trentemøller, Copenhagen’s master of dream pop, since 2022: A Different Light.”  Showcasing a stunning blend of psychedelia, space rock, and folk it also announced the upcoming arrival of Dreamweaver, Trentemøller’s new full-length out on Friday the 13th of September on his own In My Room label.

Today, Trentemøller shares the second preview from the new album via the single “Dreamweavers,” alongside a poetic video directed by Jonas Bang.

Whereas “A Different Light” featured no drums, relying on plucked nylon string guitar to provide rhythm, “Dreamweavers” finds its first footings with a soft percussive trot. It starts after what feels like a shortwave radio scan in search of the right chords, eventually dialing in a weightless voice courtesy of Icelandic singer Disa before the rest of the elements assemble into place with a grand, luxurious burst of arpeggios and woozy synth pads. While the song has a melancholic feel that fans of his music are familiar with,

“I also feel it’s got a hopeful element to it,”

says Trentemøller.

“It ponders love, connections, and intimacy. It’s not a sad song, even if there’s always an unavoidable feeling that relationships can be fleeting.”

For the video,

"Trentemøller and I had a few brainstorming meetings and felt like creating this dark, weird, dreamy universe for Dreamweaver,"

says Bang.

“We decided to create a handful of tableau scenes which — in an abstract manner — should feel like being touched by old cloudy memories of contradictory feelings like longing/belonging and attachment/detachment. On the set we had a lot of fun shooting through an old picture tube TV connected to a camera, tapes and 16mm film.

Jason (our lovely DoP) came up with the great idea of wiping off the lenses with his fingers to enhance the dreamy look. So it’s actually Jason’s greasy fingers causing all the amazing light bleed outs on the performer’s faces and highlights, which is visible in most of the scenes.

This experimental and abstract approach felt very much in line with Trentemøller’s amazing music and I’m super thankful for Anders trusting the film crew and I with so much creative freedom."

Though perhaps belied by the relatively economical sonic palette of “A Different Light,” today’s release proves that Dreamweaver is an absolutely lush endeavor. Repeated listens promise new rewards; from geysers of white noise propelling songs further forward, to jarring otic dissonance playing against honeyed vocals, and jangling  guitar bends blanketed in tidepools of reverb. With Disa along for the ride again after featuring on two singles in 2022 (“Into The Silence,” and a cover of The Raveonettes “Cops On Our Tail”) her contributions sit in the balance between vocal performance and instrumentation. Dreamweaver is a production tour de force, even by Trentemøller standards, that gives the impression no idea was left unexplored.


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