New Beat is the latest track from Norwegian musician LEIF, and it sets out to capture the feeling of Scandinavian melancholy.
This track bounces along with a thick, chunky beat and some raw, warm synths whilst the vocals capture a sense of need for something felt but never quite realised. LEIF himself describes this Scandinavian as:
“Scandinavian melancholy is the yearning for something you never had, the longing for that which never happened.”
The soundtrack to nights out the fail to materialise in the thing you want, there is a sort of neon heartbreak at play here… Long bright Scandinavian nights that only culminate in long journeys home alone. It’s the joy of the journey but the sense of mourning what never happened.
Check out New Beat below... It's a beautiful piece of electronic melancholy. A sad song for disco punks in pumps.