The latest album from Efterklang is out now, it’s called ‘Windflowers’. This is one for kicking off one’s shoes and drifting away. The opening four tracks wash over one gently. ‘Dragonfly lifts the pace a little and is then picked up further on the next, more pop beat track, ‘Living Other Lives’. The final track is “Åbent Sår” with The Field. ‘Windflowers’ is rather lovely.
Efterklang’s constant innovation and openness for collaborating extends past the band’s core members and into the world of the listener. Across their history, the group has engaged in ideas that break tradition, introducing their audience as part of the creative process. From encouraging DIY screenings of documentary An Island to championing musical education with their Efterkids initiative to forming audience choirs on their last tour, they’re constantly pursuing moments of connection. The essence of togetherness reverberates through the band’s past and present, and has never felt so vital.
‘Windflowers’ had seen the band sharing new music through their Developed platform, where fans are invited to collaborate and respond as they listen to the new tracks for the first time. Collaboration and community has always been the compass of Efterklang, and the group keeps looking for new ways to build a meaningful correspondence with their audience, to be inventive and inclusive. “We don’t want to play to people, we want to perform and make music with people,” Rasmus explains.
After all their years together, Mads, Casper and Rasmus share the real intimacy of family. ‘Windflowers’ is proof that connection and community can triumph over adversity, and the result is something truly beautiful.