SLØTFACE SHARE LYRIC VIDEOS TO “COWBOYS IN THE DARK” AND FANZINE VIDEO FOR “INDOOR KID”.
Norway’s much-loved Sløtface share today their brand new EP, AWAKE/ASLEEP, a collection of their first new material since Lasse and Tor-Arne left the band to focus on new passions outside of music and Haley took on the role of leading the new collective that Sløtface would become.
They also share lyric videos for two final songs from the EP, the shimmering “Cowboys In The Dark” and the fidgety pop of “Indoor Kid”, the latter not only paired to its lyrics but also to visuals of a fanzine compiled by Haley and featuring words and art from fans all over the world.
Last year’s changes were an amicable decision among friends as close as family and freed up Shea to push Sløtface into exciting new territories, with the band returning with a double A-side “Beta / Come Hell Or Whatever” that acted as a real statement of her intent. The smart pop-edge to “Beta” markedly different to the more band-orientated sound of “Come Hell Of Whatever”. Shea now describes Sløtface as a creative collective working with different musicians, songwriters and producers to explore what Sløtface can sound like. As that return showed us, Sløtface is whoever Sløtface wants and needs to be.
Influenced by 2020s indie icons such as Caroline Polachek and HAIM, the lead single “Beta” was co-written with songwriter and producer Mikhael Paskalev, and has their songwriting representing the next level for the band. These two singles, the winter follow-up “HAPPY” and the pop rush of “Nose” all make the track listing of their new EP.
With the new line-up having now returned to the live stage and with further plans taking shape for 2023, you know these are songs meant to be sung back at them on the stage.
AWAKE / ASLEEP
Out now on Propeller Recordings
1. Indoor Kid
2. Come Hell or Whatever
4. Cowboys in the Dark
5. AWAKE / ASLEEP
6. Friday Nights
Photo Credit: Leah Solomonsen – Elvina Vladi Kvisle