Friday, December 9, 2016

Listen: Sondre Lerche - "I'm Always Watching You Too"

Earlier this Fall Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche released "I'm Always Watching You" a single meant to tide fans over until more news on Lerche's follow up to Please was available. While details are still forthcoming, Lerche's serving up another single. "I'm Always Watching You Too" takes after Lerche's most recent Despite The Night EP and Please remixes except in this case Lerche's the one doing the remixing. The remix/rework pairs down many of the overt poppyness of "I'm Always Watching You" and dials up the electronic experimentalism. Lerche's vocals get digitized on the verses while the changes to the choruses are peak Lerche with their skyward reaching vocal flourishes. Considering the song's subject matter of post-relationship digital voyeurism, Lerche's choice to emphasize the electronic elements is a logical step and his touch delightfully light. Rather than making any changes to the song's structure, Lerche instead merely takes the song from day to night, the bright pop melodies dimmed and slipped into more sensual dressings.

Sondre Lerche's new album Pleasure will be out next year. He's celebrating the album by returning to a more rigorous touring schedule next year. Check the dates here.

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