Sweden’s Galantis has announced their sophomore album, The Aviary (out September 15th), and in the process released their latest single–True Feeling. Linus Eklöw and Christian Karlsson need no introduction, with more than 13 million monthly Spotify listeners together and countless more in their solo projects (Eklöw of Style of Eye fame and Karlsson of Miike Snow and Bloodshy & Avant)
True Feeling is characteristically Galantis–combining a strong, emotive topline with vibrant synths and percussion work–all while continuing to stay fresh and inventive. And while the melody may feel a bit ’empty’ at first listen, once you pick up on the lyrics a bit, it is easy to come to appreciate the simplicity of it all.
Many have had the song on repeat since release (myself included), yet the video is a must-watch for its ability to provide a look at the personalities behind the music–a glimpse many are not given the opportunity to enjoy.
One can only hope with The Aviary, Eklöw and Karlsson continue to provide us with these compelling toplines and refreshing melodies that keep our toes tapping and our bodies moving–and luckily, those of us in DC will get one of the first chances to hear tracks off the new album in full at the All Things Go Fall Classic this October.