ULTRAFLEX (FARAO & SPECIAL-K) share new single & video "Never Forget My Baby" from debut LP 'Visions of Ultraflex' due out Oct 30th.
Made up of Norway's Farao & Icelandic musician Special-K, Ultraflex are set to release their debut album 'Visions of Ultraflex' on Oct 30th. Today they are sharing new single & video "Never Forget My Baby".
“Never Forget My Baby” is a lush yet punchy club banger; the effortlessness with which the girl’s voices blend together in the chorus and the sentimental, verging on saccharine lyrics atop a disco beat gives the track its delicate edge. If you take Cher’s and Janet Jackson’s DNA and mix it together, you’ll get "Never Forget My Baby".
Speaking about the track, the band said
"Yvonne Winona is admiring herself in the mirror, listening to her go to ‘putting on lotion’ song
’Never Forget My Baby’. She is her own gaze. All of a sudden Ultraflex appears on her bed."
‘Visions of Ultraflex’, the self produced album by Icelandic/Norwegian duo Ultraflex is a joyride through a disco theme park. The conflux of the individually accomplished artists, Farao (NO) and Special-K (ISO), channels the cheekily frank Icelandic nature through Norwegian acuteness and reason, resulting in an interdisciplinary artistic collaboration that oozes charisma.
The pair met when they were both living in Berlin and had mutual artistic crushes on each other. The opportunity to collaborate arose when they were hired to make a piece for the Scandinavian electronic music festivals Insomnia and Extreme Chill in 2019. After a few short, intense writing sessions in the remote Westfjords of Iceland, the arctic Tromsø and Berlin, they managed to construct their sound, image and debut album.
‘Visions of Ultraflex’ is a cocktail of contemporary disco and futuristic boogie, the production style falling somewhere between Peggy Gou and The Rah Band, topped with lyrics and vocal performances reminiscent of Easter, Saâda Bonaire, and Janet Jackson.
Live, they perform exercise routines in synchronisation with visuals largely based on 80’s Soviet aerobics, which goes well with their overall fashion output, a look that would make Lotta Volkova proud. The project has an easily detectable background in fine art, an everpresent tinge of wit and self irony enveloping everything.
Musically and conceptually, ‘Visions of Ultraflex’ is a seductive and inventive debut. Glimmering through it all is the warm and playful relationship between Special-K and Farao; they seem to have found a home in each other where they can progress musically while feeling relaxed enough to be nonsensical.
"With our solo projects we are both miserable and lonely, so we are coming together like step sisters or lovers to keep each other warm when it’s cold outside",
they say about their unification. Ultraflex brings us a bundle of joy, self-irony and snarky attitude wrapped up in danceable beats – it’s a breath of fresh air in today’s intricate landscape, reminding us that we must not forget to have fun.
Ultraflex - 'Visions of Ultraflex'