Norwegian electropop icons Röyksopp are back! On a new song which features their fellow countrywoman Susanne Sundfør.

They’re back to their ‘pop’ best – having let things steer away from a more commercial sound on their most recent album ‘Senior’. ‘Running To The Sea’ is a gorgeous track that’s both atmospheric and melodic. Starting off as a ballad, and then turning into an electro pounder.

Here’s what the boys said about the collaboration on their website;

“For a long time we’ve been considering an artist collaboration with Susanne Sundfør, and the final anniversary show of NRK Lydverket turned out to be the ideal time and place.

Initially, we thought about performing a pure cover version, but the chemistry and vibes between the three of us was out of the ordinary, which led us to put together a new track from scratch. The song Running To The Sea was written and recorded in two days, just in time for the TV-performance.

Susanne possesses a unique combination of distinctiveness and international talent, unique far beyond the borders of Norway. In addition, she has insightful knowledge on cooking inside a pit dug out of the ground.

Susanne delivered gold on her first vocal take. We still asked her to do another 58 though. These were never used, however, having these unused vocal takes available created an atmosphere of luxury in the studio.”

There’s no release date set for ‘Running To The Sea’ yet, but they’ve assured fans that it’s coming soon. Until then, here’s the aforementioned TV performance of the track;

 

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