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New: Communions – “Splendour”

Communions sign to Tambourhinoceros, share new single “Splendour”.

Formerly known as a four-piece, Copenhagen’s indie outlet Communions has returned as a duo. For this new adventure, the Rehof brothers have signed to their hometown label Tambourhinoceros and shared a brand new track. Almost starting as a ballad, “Splendor” quickly turns into an electric exploration of destructive love. “I wouldn’t say that it’s necessarily about a specific person” says Martin Rehof, musing on the song’s multifarious meaning. He then develops:

Rather, in a less concrete sense, it’s about the oppressive power that certain things in life can have over you. For instance, making art is something I love, but not something I feel I can help, and often it can be quite painful and fruitless. It’s like this thing, whatever it is, has chosen you, and not the other way around. It might inflict you with pain, but you almost come to enjoy it; you sort of accept it, embrace it, and maybe even thrive on it. It’s the context of someone addicted to someone or something else — where the power dynamics are skewed.

The single is the first offering from what they call “a new constellation” so stay tuned for more Communions music very soon.

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