Having never heard of Se Delan, I wasn’t exactly stoked to check out their newfor “Shadowbox(ers).” But man alive I’m glad I did. The press hails the duo as a dark, alternative, new-wave outfit, and this track is definitely that. The mid-tempo song is rife with atmospheric minor chords, haunting echo effects, and hushed whispering tones from Swedish singer Belinda Kordic. The other half of Se Delan is comprised of multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves.
“Shadowbox(ers)” will be available on the band’s forthcoming sophomore effort, Drifter, on April 29th (May 20th in France). Album pre-orders are available here.
The animated video for “Shadowbox(ers)” is equally as impressive as the track itself. Directed by Philippe Blain, here’s what Kordic had to say:
Regarding the choice of… We just loved Philippe’s old school animation and his wacky ideas. We were secretly hoping for a pitch from an animator and the crazier the better. Didn’t look too promising if we may say so ourselves, but then, there he was. He was right up our alley. ‘Shadowbox(ers),’ one could say covers the old cliché ‘good vs. evil’… within your own ball court.
Rock Hard \m/