Royksopp Announce Final "Album"
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:49:13
The file on Röyksopp will soon close, at least in terms of traditional albums. They will release their fifth and final album, the aptly titled The Inevitable End, on November 11 via Cherrytree Records/Interscope.
So while this is their final "album," it is not the end of the band. Wait, what?
This is the last album and the band plans to release music differently than in album format.
The Inevitable End is Röyksopp's most personal album to date and their second album release in the space of six months, following their critically acclaimed mini album Do It Again with fellow Scandinavian legend Robyn.
"With The Inevitable End, we've moved into a darker subject matter, with emphasis on the lyrical content. This candid approach feels very both personal, sincere and conclusive," says Svein. "With this album, it became clear we wanted to make an album in a classical sense even if it's the last one we make," adds Torbjørn.
Having now created five complete bodies of work, the pair feels like the future is open to being more experimental with how they share their music. "We feel like this is a goodbye to the traditional album format," explains Svein. "In our consecutive run of albums, we have been able to say what we want to say and do what we want to do with the LP. We're not going to stop making music, but the album format as such, this is the last thing from us."
The Inevitable End [iTunes link] features Jamie Irrepressible, Ryan James (Man Without Country), Norwegian singer songwriter Susanne Sundfør and Robyn.
Listen to the song "Skulls" below and then check out the track listing.
The Inevitable End Track Listing:
2) Monument feat. Robyn (T.I.E. Version)
3) Sordid Affair (Ryan James, Man Without Country)
4) You Know I Have to Go (Jamie McDermott, The Irrepressibles)
5) Save Me (Susanne Sundfør)
6) I Had This Thing (Jamie McDermott, The Irrepressibles)
7) Rong (Robyn)
8) Here She Comes Again (Jamie McDermott, The Irrepressibles)
9) Running to the Sea (Susanne Sundfør)
10) Compulsion (Jamie McDermott, The Irrepressibles)
11) Coup de Grace
12) Thank You
Will you meet The Inevitable End?