As we close in on the March release of Fever Ray‘s new album Radical Romantics, they have given us another single to chew on. This one is called “Kandy” and is one of four songs on the new album that was co-written and co-produced by Karin Dreijer’s brother and The Knife bandmade Olof Dreijer.
Of “Kandy”, Olof says: “I tried to tune in as much as possible into Fever Ray vibes and tried many different styles, or clothes as I usually say when I talk about different music production suggestions. But in the end we took out the same synthesizer, the SH101, used for The Knife track, ‘The Captain,’ and it just worked!”
“Kandy” marries the dusky, low-lit atmosphere of Fever Ray’s debut album with the more outgoing and playful mood of the follow-up, Plunge. Synths zip about, light guitar plucks dance through and a tropical rhythm is tapped out beneath. It finds Dreijer in the midst of a debilitating desire, begging “please come home now / do not go with someone else”. They seem to gain some confidence in the chorus, lasciviously singing about how “all girls want kandy” and offering other lustful temptations. It’s both groovy and unsettling in a way that only Fever Ray can be.
Watch the video for “Kandy” below or find it on streamers.
Fever Ray’s new album Radical Romantics is out on March 10 through Rabid (pre-order/save). You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Fever Ray’s current tour schedule looks like this:
Thu. Mar. 23 – Oslo, NE @ Sentrum Scene
Sat. Mar. 24 – Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
Sun. Mar. 25 – Gothenburg, SE @ GBG Film Studios
Mon. Mar. 27 – Riga, LV @ Hanzas Perons
Tue. Mar. 28 – Tallinn, EE @ Noblessner Foundry
Thu. Mar. 30 – Warsaw, PL @ World Wide Warsaw Festival
Sat. Apr. 1 – Amsterdam, NLE @ Melkweg
Mon. Apr. 3 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
Tue. Apr. 4 – Cologne, DE @ E-Werk
Thur. Apr. 6 – Luxembourg City, LU @ Den Atelier
Fri. Apr. 7 – The Hague, NE @ Rewire Festival
Mon. May 1 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem ^
Wed. May 3 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
Fri. May 5 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner *
Sun. May 7 – Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed *
Wed. May 10 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
Sat. May 13 – Pasadena, CA @ Just Like Heaven
Fri. June 30 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
Sat. Aug. 19 – London, UK @ Field Day
Sat. Aug. 26 – Paris, FR @ Rock En Seine