FRESH: ‘Climb’ – Minru

Swedish-born, Berlin-based artist Minru releases her new EP “Yearnings”.

by Christopher Smith

“Climb” is the debut single from Minru’s new EP “Yearnings”. The song is written and produced by Minru aka Caroline Blomqvist and mixed by acclaimed German producer Simon Frontzek (Tomte, Sir Simon, Torpus & The Art Directors).

“Yearnings” is a beautifully organic collection of neo-folk vignettes that combine elements of folk and dream pop, creating something that is truly compelling. Each track is delicately weaved with the use of hypnotic drumbeats, atmospheric piano melodies and circular guitar pickings, bringing together Nordic story-telling with somehow magical and fantastic elements, sounding akin to the likes of Sóley and Agnes Obel. Minru’s vibrating yet tender vocals are at the forefront throughout, soaring effortlessly over the intriguing musicality and intelligent songwriting.

Just like the name of the EP reveals, it’s about longing-back to a more intrinsic, natural way of living but also the longing for self-discovery. It takes a peek beneath the surface and dives into the subconscious self, where the deepest longings try to find reconciliation with the darker, hidden parts of the mind. Minru elaborates ”the music is quite simple in its structure and builds much on repetition, so on “Yearnings” I worked a lot with the arrangements of the songs to give them more dynamic, more life”.

She continues “I recorded the EP together with a drummer and a pianist in a studio in Berlin and we played around with quite unusual but very interesting sounding instruments, such as vintage synthesizers, a tiny metallic toy piano and an old harmonium. There is also an original Hammond organ ringing on many of the recordings, which I really like, because it adds a very raw and at the same time deep textures to the production”.

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