Copenhagen-based musician Anders Trentemøller produces compositions that sit somewhere between indie and electronic. Once again, he has collaborated with talented singer-songwriter Jenny Lee Lindberg, best known as the bassist from Warpaint, on this latest track, ‘Try a Little’ released August 30th.
Watch Trentemøller – Try A Little via YouTube below, or Spotify
Opening with an obscure, industrial beat surrounded by echoes of ominous, whispering vocals; ‘Try a Little’ is a darkly ethereal, yet lyrically grounded exploration into unrequited love. The combination of chugging rhythm and atonal, almost eerie vocals from Warpaint’s Jennylee, create a track that seemingly exists in a time-lapse caught midway. With graceful harmonies and a delicate guitar part reminiscent of The Cure’s ‘Just like Heaven’, ‘Try a Little’ depicts a shadow of what could have been; a hazy glimpse into a now unreachable, but much desired, paradise.
Although the track was intended to be released on an entirely instrumental album (entitled ‘Obverse’ – out September 27th), Jennylee wrote heartfelt, emotional lyrics that “speak the truth regarding some of the hardest things to admit to oneself”. The song does well to illustrate the desolation that is unreturned affection.
‘Try a Little” is not only a vulnerable glance into Jennylee’s soul, it’s a meticulously planned soundscape, designed to occupy its own atmosphere that’s somehow moving at 100 miles an hour, yet not heading anywhere at all…
If you’re into this track and the trippy, retro-inspired music video, then make sure to follow Trentemøller on his socials and stay tuned for the full ‘Obverse’ album on September 27th.