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The EP opens with the groovy midtempo single “Lucky Black Skirt”. The song is about letting go for one night, giving in to one’s desires and crossing the line. Esben’s manipulated voice dances around the playful synthesizers and blends perfectly with Pernille’s backing vocals and EWI (an electronic wind instrument) on top of the steady beat. “Lucky Black Skirt” shows a light and organic side of Blondage that will draw you into their universe - a place of both warm sunshine and dark blue night skies.

Pernille takes the lead on the next cut, the pop explosion “Dive”, which has reached the millions of Spotify plays. “Dive” oscillates between a carefree happiness (as in the opening line “might be all out of money // but I’m all full of love”) and an underlying rootlessness as expressed by Pernille’s vocals to underline that “if I’m forever high // they’ll never see me low”. The song mixes cool Scandinavian elegance with exotic, percussive sounds and really shows how the duo has discovered the DNA of crystal clear hooks.

The EP’s third song, "BEG", taking us down in tempo and into a sexy universe with both Esben and Pernille on lead vocals. The atmospheric intro leads the listener into a tight and bass-filled beat, where the vocals and short breaks weaves in and out of each other as more and more rhythmic and tonal layer extends the multifaceted production. The text is about playing the game; flirting, pretending, rejecting, searching. The man is in love and the woman couldn’t care less.

From the very 1st second of the penultimate song “Pray” Blondage finds themselves in the middle of a religious ceremony when sins are confessed and gospel samples strike like lightning throughout the song. Esben’s futuristic-sounding vocal preaches about being addicted to all things bad for you. The duo plays with autotune, several sampling techniques and alongside the huge dynamic range of the production “Pray” forces listener into the center of its ceremonious ecstasy.

"FLF" finishes of the EP with a story of total abandonment. The abbreviation stands for "Feel Like Falling" and as the line suggests, the theme is hopeless infatuation. Pernille whispers her longing in the verse, but shortly after the retained energy is redeemed in a big RnB chorus. We are after all left with the hope of reaching what and and whom we yearn for.

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released September 15, 2016

Produced by Blondage
Mixed by Mads Nørgaard and Esben Andersen (Blondage)
Mastered by Björn Engelmann.
Music & lyrics by Esben Nørskov Andersen and Pernille Smith-Sivertsen

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Blondage Copenhagen, Denmark

Blondage is a Copenhagen-based pop-duo formed by Esben Andersen and Pernille Smith-Sivertsen where the two are making electronic pop music for fans of Flume, MØ and Nao.

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Track Name: Lucky Black Skirt
i’m gon’ go dancing tonight
i don’t care if you start a fight
cause i’m gon’ get guttered tonight
call me if your tears ever dry
all i ever wanted was you
all i ever needed was you
but underneath the moonlight i’m stuck
reaching for the end of my luck
your bubblegum’s in my hair
you're trouble but i don’t care
a lucky black skirt, oh no, it fits
she knows, it’s on my mind
i’m gon’ go dancing tonight
i don’t care if you're by my side
cause i’m gon’ get covered in light
careless cause you're long out of sight
the story of my life, fool, was you
i’m forever grateful for you
but underneath the moonlight i’m cheap
reaching for the tongue in her cheek
your bubblegum’s in my hair
you're trouble but i don’t care
a lucky black skirt, oh no, it fits
she knows it's on
i know it's on
they know it’s on my mind
Track Name: Dive
might be all out of money
but I’m all full of love
I might be all out of money
but I do what I want
if I’m forever high
they’ll never see me low
broke like a dollar sign
I’m about to blow
run run
if our hearts they were wilder
we’d fall out of our skin
if our heads they were lighter
we’d be gone with the wind
run run
run, run, dive into the flow
i could take u where the river goes
might be all out of money
boy, you can’t fight the sun
might be all out of money
cause the light’s never gone
you gotta dive
Track Name: FLF
if we leave together
guess i’ll let you know
it’s just human nature
cause i feel like falling
and i’m down here on my knees
and i’ll be waiting for you
waiting for you
you could be a stranger
who i let inside
i know you like the danger
cause i feel like falling
and i’m down here on my knees
and i’ll be waiting for you
waiting for you
make it last forever
kiss me on my…
i'm an open fire and i’m burning down
i’m an open fire ‘til you come around
i’m right here waiting for you