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Ulver Launch New Song “Russian Doll” (Updated)


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Update: February 14th, 2020 08:54 AM:

An official video for the track has since emerged online today and can be found below. It was directed by Marek Steven. Ulver‘s Kristoffer Rygg has since commented of the track:

“Although this is pop music in our heads, the images and connotations in the lyrics are probably far away from what one usually associates with this genre. It actually began with some images and memories from the movie Lilja 4 ever by Lukas Moodysson; a dark and disillusioning film about human trafficking in the Baltic.”

Russian Doll‘ refers to the babushka, we began to think about this figure in the extension of Lilja 4ever and Eastern Europe. The doll became an object, an object of desire, which we mixed with mise-en-abyme – a composition technique that places pictures, or stories for that matter, inside each other. In this context we see it as a kind of vicious circle, unfolding inwards.”

A new album from Ulver is expected out later this year.

Original Story:

Ulver have released a new single by the name of “Russian Doll” across streaming services. You can five it a listen for yourself below. The band currently have a few European/UK dates scheduled for the spring:

04/28 Paris, FRA – Alhambra
04/30 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
05/01 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
05/02 Leipzig, GER – UT Connewitz
05/03 Berlin, GER – L ido
05/04 Wroclaw, POL – A2
05/05 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
05/07 Prague, CZE – Palac Akropolis
05/09 Vienna, AUT – Szene
05/11 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka Oudaan
05/12 Bristol, UK – SWX
05/14 Leeds, UK – Leeds University Union

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