Danish outfit Phlake reimagine tropical-tinged pop with a touch of 90s soul with new single ‘Slip Away’, out now.
The track is the follow up to last year’s 90’s influenced single ‘Waited All Summer’ – which marked the first collaboration with the enigmatic Mercedes The Virus – the recent luscious cut ‘Baby Steps’ and is the third offering from their forthcoming collaborative album.
“It’s a tropical-pop influenced song about sucking it all in. Keeping something too close, so it doesn’t slip away, but you actually keep it too tight,” explains the band. Tying in with the song’s theme, the artwork’s vacuum-packed apple well depicts the last desperate attempt to hold things together, before it all bursts out.
With over 200 million global streams to date, Phlake blew up with their 2016 debut album, ‘Slush Hours’, landing a placement in the Top 20 Danish Album Chart and winning five Danish Grammys, including ‘Best Danish Album’ and ‘Best New Danish Artist’, and was awarded ‘Best Album 2016’ by Apple Music, ending up being certified double Platinum in Denmark. Their 2017 album, ‘Weird Invitations’, garnered millions of streams and was certified double Gold and produced the biggest hit on Danish radio in 2018, with ‘The Rascal’. One of the fastest rising acts to come out of Denmark in recent times, the duo gained international praise from publications such as Complex, who commended the band “knack for cinematic R&B production”, The Line Of Best Fit, Earmilk, Vice and i-D.
Having notched up memorable live performances at some of the biggest international festivals, from Roskilde – where they garnered crowds of over 40K – to By:Larm, ADE and Euroronic, the band ended up performing sold out headline shows across Europe, including London’s dynamic venue Oslo and Copenhagen’s prestigious Danish Radio Concert Hall, where they played a three night residency of their unique 360 degrees experiential set.
Armed with their latest release, Phlake only look set to further their position as one of Scandinavia’s most exciting exports: a reputation that will be cemented when ‘Slip Away’ will be released.