Babel – ‘Closer’

Babel release ‘Closer’

Babel - Closer
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Follow up to their highly-praised debut album Yoga Horror last year, award-winning Finnish dream-pop duo Babel are now looking to preview their eagerly-awaited sophomore record with the captivating new single ‘Closer.’

Released earlier in June via PME Records, Babel have introduced their latest track ‘Closer.’ On the track, the band depicts a story of a couple enjoying their last night together on vacation. Both parties realize the passion is gone but still give in to the romance. It reminds us that in a worst-case scenario, we might as well go out giving it our all.

This newest offering breathes inspiration from soft French sounds, Brazilian bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto, and last but not least, the EDM hit ‘Stereo Love.’ “We browsed a Korg 05R/W synthesiser’s presets and found a wonderful musette sound that started to guide us in the studio. Karin played the first half of the accordion riff, and Mikko figured out the rest. The end result is a perfectly symmetrical accordion riff that makes you want to listen to it forever. We realised that this is our chance to achieve the dream of a one-hit-wonder. The song’s story is based on the excitement and euphoria, the crushing feeling that all experiences are transient.”

‘Closer’ is out now. Their upcoming album is expected in late 2023.

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