Vök share new single ‘Headlights’ today + announces new album, out 23rd Sept
August 12, 2022 BY Ken Li
Icelandic trio Vök have shared their new single headlights and announced their brand-new self-titled album Vök, which will be released on 23rd September via Nettwerk.
A perfect last introduction to their forthcoming album, Headlights is an experimental pop summer anthem with an upbeat melody and candid lyrics about the exhilarating whirlwind that love can be. Lead singer Margrét says;
“’Headlights’ is a track about falling in love and how it can be like speeding in a car without a steering wheel. It’s a song about falling for someone without meaning to and not understanding what is really happening. We felt that getting caught in someone’s headlights was a good analogy of this.”
Headlights follows recent singles Illuminating, Miss Confidence, Lose Control and Stadium alongside their EP Feeding on a Tragedy. Recorded in their Reykjavík studios, the EP was the follow-up to their acclaimed 2019 album In the Dark, which was written and recorded by the band in collaboration with producer James Earp (Bipolar Sunshine, Fickle Friends, Lewis Capaldi).
Their new album Vök, was self-produced by Margrét and Einar in Iceland, mastered by Glenn Schick (Phoebe Bridgers, Future) and mixed by David Wrench (Arlo Parks, Sampha) and Friðfinnur Oculus. The 12-track record is a unique and lushly layered body of work that marks a new era for the band, whilst continuing to cement their position as one of the most exciting and forward-thinking alternative bands right now. The full tracklisting is as follows:
Vök are Margrét Rán (vocals), Einar Stef (bass/guitar) and Bergur (drums).