Having revealed the release of his highly-anticipated debut album Places We Don’t Know, due out on March 23rd via Foreign Family Collective/Counter Records, Kasbo unveils the music video for his single “Aldrig Mer (feat. TENDER)”
Directed by Tak Kamihagi, the music video for “Aldrig Mer (feat. TENDER)” is a dreamy and wistful production that centres around glorious sunshine adventures and nostalgic glances to yesteryear. The cleverly-crafted visual entwines modern cuts with camcorder-style ‘video diary’ footage of an array of scenic landscapes and stunning backdrops.
When Carl Garsbo landed in Gothenburg at the tail end of 2015, the Swedish producer (better known as Kasbo) couldn’t sit still. Riding high from a recent ODESZA trek and the promising one-two punch of the wildly expressive Umbrella Club EP and tear duct-tapping “World Away” track, he didn’t waste any time. He got right back in the studio.
“I felt inspired beyond words,” says Garsbo, “like I suddenly had a blank canvas and a mind filled with the urge to create. I started producing a ton of music, and dialing in a certain sound and feeling.”
Finding one’s voice on the floor takes time, however, so Garsbo fired up a few remixes first, including moody but massive takes on The Temper Trap (“Fall Together”), Big Gigantic (“Little Things”), and Mutemath (“Monument”). Once those palate cleansers set the scene for the next Kasbo record, a series of digital singles began to slip out, including the synth-laced balladry of “Found You,” the neon-lit high notes of “Lay It On Me,” and the steady build of “Bleed It Out.” That immediate standout was inspired by the “beautiful chaos” of backpacking through China and Vietnam and rounded out by the robust singer/songwriter skills of Linnea Södahl (a.k.a. NEA, the secret behind the Zara Larsson smash “Lush Life”).
“It’s rare for me to be on the same page as another artist,” explains Garsbo, “let alone a writer. But with Linnea, it feels great; she’s extremely talented at making something catchy and emotional that isn’t cheesy. She’s a huge reason why I was able to finish my new album.”
Due out this spring through Ninja Tune’s Counter imprint and ODESZA’s own Foreign Family Collective, Places We Don’t Know is the debut LP Garsbo’s merely hinted at for the past four years. From its minimalist cover to its flurry of endorphin-flooding melodies, the record is a widescreen example of how buoyant house beats can make you move and cry.
Listen Singles of Kasbo’s debut album ‘Places We Don’t Know’ – out March 23rd.
Pre-order / pre-save the album at: www.kasbomusic.com
Places We Don’t Know – Tracklisting
1. Bara Du
2. Your Tempo
3. Aldrig Mer (Feat. TENDER)
4. Roots (Feat. Amanda Fondell)
5. Snow In Gothenburg
6. Stay With Me
7. About You
8. Over You (Feat. Frida Sundemo)
9. Bleed It Out
10. Lay It On Me (Feat. Keiynan Lonsdale)
11. Places We Don’t Know
12. The Voice Says (Feat. Charlie Kim)
13. Allt Stod Still (Outro)
2018 Tour Dates:
April 6 – Amsterdam – Minneapolis, MN*
April 7 – Chop Shop – Chicago, IL*
April 8 – 9 – Phoenix Lights Music Festival – Phoenix, AZ
April 13 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO*
April 19 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY*
April 20 – Sonia’s – Boston, MA*
April 21 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON*
April 26 – Holocene – Portland, OR*
April 27 – Celebrities – Vancouver, BC*
April 28 – Neumos – Seattle, WA*
May 4 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA*
May 5 – Teragram – Los Angeles, CA*
May 19 – Hangout Music Festival – Gulf Shores, AL
June 14 – 17 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
June 21 – June 25 – Electric Forest Music Festival – Rothbury, MI
June 28 – July 2 – Electric Forest Music Festival – Rothbury, MI