BLONDAGE

‘Dive’ is the infectious new single from  Blondage, the Danish duo consisting of Pernille Smith- Sivertsen and Esben Andersen formerly known as  Rangleklods. The track is the first off the  debut EP, set to be released later this year via  Tambourhinoceros  (Palace Winter, Cancer,  CTM etc.).  The track’s bubbly pop and seamless production have been making wa ves in the media following  it’s premiere on i- D. “Dive is about being broke, but happy, wild and careless,  and suffering the consequences. ” says  Esben. “One of those hot summer days where you feel like the world is ending but you just don’t  care.” The track oscillates between this carefree happiness (as in t he opening line “might be all out of  money // but I ’m all full of love ”) and an underlying rootlessness as expressed by Pernille ’s vocals to underline that  “if I’m forever high // they’ll never see me low ”. Contemporary and direct, the track showcases the duo ’s exceptional production. Crisp and to the  point, the vocals and lead synthesizers deliver crystal clear hooks while playful samples and percussion spice up the driving beat. On changing their name, Pernille says: “ We’ve released records with Rangleklods that we’re extremely proud of. But we need a new beginning for  us to keep evolving. We’re changing our name to Blondage, and our main focus is to make edgy el ectronic pop tunes. The name  Blondage is a contraction of  ‘ blond ’ and ‘bondage’   and to us it combines naivety and daydreaming with aggression and sensuality. It has given  us an empty canvas and a greater  creative energy than we ’ve ever had”.