Hamburg-based duo Kraków Loves Adana released “The Ocean Between Us” back in May, with the promise of an album to come this year. They’ve now revealed that their album Darkest Dreams is coming out on September 25 through Italians Do It Better. They’ve also shared a new track called “Don’t Ask Why”, with singer Deniz Çiçek saying:
“There have been moments in my life where I felt safest in my own darkness, isolated from the rest of the world. ‘Don’t Ask Why’ describes the moment when you step outside of this comfort zone, see things from a different perspective & come to terms with your sadness.”
“Don’t Ask Why” glides on laser-like beds of synth and driving drums, while melodic splashes colour the atmosphere all around. At the centre, Çiçek is modest but determined, slowly revealing herself as the song progresses; at first she just wants to stay inside where it’s safe, but gradually she is overcome by a childlike fascination with the outside world. All she needs is to ignore her inhibitions and just step outside, telling herself “Don’t Ask Why”, moving into the expanse of the world and all its possibility. Kraków Loves Adana have captured that feeling of nervy daring that comes with taking steps to somewhere new.
Listen to “Don’t Ask Why” on streaming platforms or watch the video below.