"...a classic that you’ll return to time
and time again. Brilliant and beautiful."
- Folk Radio
Having been writing songs since he was a child, Danish songwriter and musician Lasse Matthiessen's new EP When We Collided is out now via Zpektakel Records / The Orchard.
A collection of elevated and bittersweet symphonies, the EP profoundly explores different themes through Matthiessen’s touching and sincere songwriting style. Filled with rich lyrical storytelling, each track oozes a deep sense of honest emotion and raw passion.
Inspired by the nocturnal pulse of Paris in the summer, title track and lead single When We Collided offers delicate folk-infused melodies alongside Matthiessen’s rich, deep vocals and the spellbinding harmonies of Sara Hartman. Oozing a cinematic, emotion-strewn splendour, it’s the perfect introduction to this reflective collection.
From the delicate, twinkling melodies of ‘Broken Choir’ and ‘Sycamore Trees’ to the sweeping majestic grandeur and dark, haunting power of ‘Sorte Søer’ and ‘Alchemist Fire’, each track offers its own unique, captivating beauty.
Born in Copenhagen, and now living part-time in Berlin, Matthiessen writes music to share stories. Having recorded the EP in an old bunker in the Kreuzberg area, he didn’t want to be limited by the technical restrictions of a ‘cool’ studio, and felt that this venue suited his expressive and raw sound perfectly.
Now, having supported artists such as Suzanne Vega and Anna Calvi, Matthiessen hopes to work his way into listener’s hearts with this latest impassioned collection of tracks.
When We Collided, the forthcoming EP from Lasse Matthiessen, is out now via Zpektakel Records / The Orchard.