Oslo-based Thea & The Wild are back with a brand new single, entitled “Dark Horse“, out now on Propeller Recordings.
“I built the song using take-away chopsticks I had lying around, banging edges of my teacup and corners of the desk,” explains the woman behind the wild, Thea Glenton Raknes. “I wanted to keep a lot of the vibe from my home demo, so when we recorded the song in the studio, I put chopsticks in there along with loads of other percussion bits and bobs lying around in the drum room.”
The track cites the give-and-take, tug-of-war nature of love – a necessary evil, according to Norwegian songstress Thea. It’s a conundrum afforded a rich soundscape, which merges undeniable Scandi-pop sheen with a touch of Middle Eastern flair.
“I like the way the song has surprises all the way, it really reflects the lyrics,” Thea says. “The rhythms and Arabic-sounding licks are inspired by the music I used to listen to at my secondary school, which was very multicultural. The majority of my classmates were of non-Norwegian descent, and we would often spend our lunch breaks dancing to a variety of Middle Eastern music.”
“Dark Horse” will get its live launch later this month, with a Norwegian tour kicking off at Trondheim’s Moskus on Friday, April 22 – see full dates below. Tour news precedes details of Thea & The Wild’s forthcoming sophomore LP, slated for release this year. It follows Norwegian Grammy-nominated LP Strangers and Lovers.
THEA & THE WILD – ‘DARK HORSE’ TOUR
Fri 21 Apr | Moskus, Trondheim (NO)
Sat 22 Apr | Last Train, Oslo (NO)
Fri 28 Apr | Tou Scene, Stavanger (NO)
Sat 29 Apr | Landmark Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (NO)