SØREN JUUL EP OUT SEPTEMBER 4th
NEW TRACK ‘AMBITIONS’ ONLINE NOW
Photo by Sam Christmas
2013 was to prove pivotal for Søren Juul; a record deal with 4AD freshly signed, life soon sped up for him. His debut album (Somewhere Else released under the unassuming alias of Indians) and multiple tours of Europe and the States soon followed. He even temporarily relocated from Copenhagen for stints in both New York and Portland. Just when the album was tailing off, he was invited to score a key scene in the hugely anticipated film adaptation of John Green’s cult novel, The Fault in Our Stars.
Now back home and with city life swapped for the calm of Svendborg (an ancient coastal town in Denmark’s South Eastern corner), Søren seems to have found the perfect balance. You can hear it too. With a better studio at his disposal and a band to now call upon, he’s making music that’s a clear step-up in both scope and ambition.
The first music to be heard from these sessions is a self-titled EP, out digitally on September 4th. Søren has today posted opening track ‘Ambitions’ online; a track that charts the hard yards that accompanied his travels and missing home, it slowly builds its euphoric charm in a way only Scandinavian artists seem capable of. You can hear ‘Ambitions’ here and / or by clicking the link above.
The new album is close to completion and will be released next year.
Søren Juul EP
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PRESS QUOTES FOR SØREN’S DEBUT ALBUM
“A world where boundaries between folk, piano balladry, arena rock, and post-rock dissolve, resulting in something both unclassifiable and wholly his.” Pitchfork
“Intensely personal.” Uncut
“A place where nostalgia and modernism collide.” NME