Dance, let them dance into me
people versus people can’t see
hands should be holding hands
In the world of Swedish synth-pop, Kite is a duo that has earned a place of distinction among music lovers. Known for their signature blend of excitement, urgency, and a hint of impending doom, Kite is poised to make a significant impact with their first single for Dais Records, “Don’t Take The Light Away.” This highly anticipated release marks a new chapter in the pairs’ musical journey, showcasing their unique style and solidifying their place among the greats internationally and of their distinguished fellow countrymen.
In the midst of an intense musical tribute to the timeless struggle of opposing forces, Kite’s “Don’t Take The Light Away” shines bright. Lead vocalist Nicklas Stenemo’s passionate delivery is set against a mesmerizing soundscape crafted by Christian Hutchinson Berg, featuring a lush, masterfully orchestrated synthesis of strings, pulsating percussive heartbeat, and dark bass undercurrents.
As the music builds to a crescendo, the chorus of “Don’t Take The Light Away” reaches a climactic balance between despair and elation. This song embodies the pinnacle of Kite’s artistic vision, weaving together the grandeur of theatrical performance with the raw emotional power of music. Kite has created a soaring anthem of unbridled longing, born from conflict and striving for a glimmer of hope. As the music reaches its peak, words become insufficient as the composition transcends into instrumental cinematics, a veil of sound enveloping the listener, transforming into a rallying cry to the frontlines of the battle.
With echoes of Covenant and Sigur Rós, “Don’t Take The Light Away” is a haunting and spellbinding composition, anchored by Stenemo’s ethereal vocals. This is a musical journey that transcends language and embraces the full range of human emotion.
In 2008, vocalist Nicklas Stenemo and electronic artist Christian Hutchinson Berg emerged from the foggy depths of the Swedish hinterlands, embarking upon a fantastic journey as the enchanting Kite. Forged from the embers of Stenslanda and Tranås, these two intrepid souls dared to intertwine the ethereal realm of cinematic electronics with the pulsating heartbeat of anthemic pop that resonated with fervor, ambiance, and divine connection. The apotheosis of this sonic exploration emerged in 2019 as Kite’s majestic performance at the Royal Swedish Opera; a 16-piece orchestra igniting the celestial flames of their aural tapestry.
Kite’s music, an elemental force that transcends language and culture, reverberates with a resonance that transcends words, its soul-stirring lyrics evoking an indelible emotional bond. As if plucked from the pages of a Nordic myth, Kite has soared beyond their modest beginnings. The potency of Kite’s sonic alchemy is not confined to the stage; the duo’s fidelity to the EP format – six in number – is a testament to their unyielding commitment to an “all killer, no filler” ethos.
Kite triumphantly return to the American shores for a series of electrifying bicoastal performances, joining forces with fellow dark synth trailblazers such as Front 242 and Cold Cave. As the calendar flips to September 2023, a monumental homecoming celebration awaits Kite, as they prepare to conquer the largest stage of their illustrious career. The awe-inspiring Dalhalla, a majestic open-air theater carved into a former limestone quarry in the heart of Sweden, provides the perfect backdrop for Kite’s meteoric rise to the zenith of the global synth-pop scene.
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