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Denmark’s NELSON CAN Reveal New Single ‘I Wanna Be With You’ Out Now

23rd January 2020

Danish electro/goth indie rock trio Nelson Can are pleased to reveal their latest single ‘I Wanna Be With You’, out now via Alcopop! Records on all good digital service providers.

Listen: https://nelsoncan.lnk.to/You

The track is the final single to be taken from their recently announced forthcoming album, So Long Desire, released on 31st January 2020, also via Alcopop! Records.

Commenting on the single, bassist Signe SigneSigne says: “I Wanna Be With You is an energetic pop song that pays homage to some of our favourite old school female frontwomen from Fleetwood Mac, Blondie and ABBA. The lyrics are about having an overly dramatic friendship with your best friend, but still wanting to keep them in your life forever. Sometimes we choose the dramatic friends because they’re just so much more exciting.”

The new music comes alongside the recently announced news of two Danish headline concerts in January 2020, taking the band to ever-greater heights as they play in the biggest venues of their career to date (see below for listings), with the Copenhagen date at VEGA already SOLD OUT.

Forthcoming new record So Long Desire will be Nelson Can’s first album in six years, and their maturation as both musicians and songwriters in the interim can be strikingly heard in the evolution of their new music.

“In order to make this album, we had to sacrifice it. We had to give up making the album, and allow it all to fall apart before we could really understand how it should be done,” explains lead singer Selina Gin on the process of making an album that has become a tribute to killing one’s darling.

Completely new sonic territory for the trio, the album draws on references including St. Vincent, The Knife, The Kills, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, presenting novel, heavy electronic sounds stitched together in Nelson Can’s own inimitable rhapsody of genres. At its heart, So Long Desire is an attempt to capture some of the many roads that love can take us down throughout life, and some of the roads it has taken the band down over their time together— both the difficult ones that call for self reflection, and the ones you wish you could stay on forever.

So Long Desire, then, feels like a milestone for Nelson Can; a very solid punctuation mark in the most recent chapter of their lives. There will be a time before, and a time after, this album. Through it all, the trials and tribulations of love—and the friendship between Gin, bassist Signe SigneSigne, and drummer Maria Juntunen—are clear and ever-present.

Theirs is a beautiful and special love, to the point of self-immolation.

So Long Desire is released 31st January 2020 via Alcopop! Records

Experience Nelson Can live in Denmark for January:

January 29 – Voxhall, Aarhus – buy tickets
January 30 – VEGA, Copenhagen – SOLD OUT