The Raveonettes Launch 12-Month Single Series, Debut Moody ‘The World Is Empty (Without You)’
While Kanye West may be dropping a new single every Friday ahead of the February release of his new album Waves (formerly known as Swish, which was in turn formerly known as So Help Me God), Danish indie-rockers the Raveonettes have a new music rollout plan that spans all of 2016.
Today (Jan. 29), the Raveonettes unveiled their new song “The World Is Empty (Without You)” -- a brooding synth-pop tune you can hear at the top of the page -- as the lead offering from their Rave-Sound-of-the-Month series. The duo will issue a single every month through the end of the year. Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo describe the project as an “anti-album” that will either sound “schizophrenic and disjointed” or “potentially cohesive and related.” Follow along at the band’s website.
Wagner expanded on “The World Is Empty” in a press release:
Writing a simple song's super hard and challenging so it took awhile for this one to be just right. The music, the words, the vibe, everything has to be just perfect. It's one of the only songs I've ever written where adding a guitar simply didn't work, not sure why, just happens I guess. The beat is my take on an 80's Freestyle beat ala Debbie Deb, and the overall vibe of the song is much darker for sure.
The Raveonettes last released their full-length Pe’ahi in 2014.