Liss share irrestible “Boys In Movies feat. Nilüfer Yanya” via Escho / In Real Life

May 19, 2022

I GUESS NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME OUT JUNE 10TH

Photo by Johanna Hvidtved
PRAISE FOR LISS

“transfixing”
FADER

“had me hooked the moment I pressed play”
NYLON

“the boy band for people who don’t like boy bands”
i-D

“There is an undeniable tinge of Prince in Holm’s pitch-bending vocals and the occasional pluck of Villads Tyrrestrup’s bass, but Liss arguably has more in common with arcane XL label mate Jai Paul.”
Interview

“a blend of refined Sophistipop, blissful psych and New Jack Swing grooves”
The Face

Liss today share their second single, “Boys In Movies feat. Nilüfer Yanya,” from their upcoming debut album, I Guess Nothing Will Be The Same, out June 10th, 2022 via Escho / In Real Life. Another irresistible cut from the talented Danish band, listen HERE and pre-order the new album digitally HERE (+ on vinyl HERE).

Following  “Exist” and “Country Fuckboy”, both released in April with videos piecing together past performance footage of the band, “Boys In Movies feat. Nilüfer Yanya” alternates between dark, grungy guitars and sunny major harmonies underneath an absolutely glimmering chorus. Nilüfer’s subtle vocals add an ethereal airiness to the dichotic track, tying the dueling atmospheres together. Recorded entirely remotely during lockdown, Nilüfer’s relationship with Liss was forged during this period too.

Of the new single out today, Liss shares, “Søren constantly sought out new music and always shared his discoveries with everyone around him. He was never afraid to reach out to those people who inspired him. ‘Boys in Movies’ is a track that has had several different identities. It found its direction when we shared it with Nilüfer Yanya, who helped us highlight the energy and gave the song a whole new dimension.”

Although recording began many years prior, their forthcoming debut album was only finished shortly before lead singer Søren Holm tragically passed away in May 2021. With the blessing and encouragement of Søren’s family, the remaining members of Liss have made the decision to release the entire body of work in the hopes of creating a legacy for Søren and offer fans a chance to hear the music.

The album’s title, I Guess Nothing Will Be The Same, is a line from, “Text Me Back,” a song about a break-up with someone you love that closes out the new LP. Shares the band,“The title has taken on a new meaning since we lost Søren, but we don’t feel that the album can be called anything else. Even though we feel confident in releasing the music, it is still difficult to do. Working with the material is a constant reminder of Søren’s absence.” They continue, “It is important to break the taboo that is connected to suicide, and as we choose to release the music and speak openly about what has happened, it is with the hope that others who may be in a difficult place in their lives or who experience suicidal thoughts will find the courage to talk to someone about it. Losing Søren is the hardest thing we have ever experienced, and we wish with everything in the world that it had never happened. We will never stop missing him.” 

The world was first introduced to Søren Holm’s off-kilter charm and mesmerizing voice in the video for Liss’ debut video, “Try”, in 2015, which lingers on an extreme yet beautiful close-up of his face. In the pursuing years, Søren and his fellow band members Villads, Vilhelm and Tobias navigated Liss’ rise in popularity and everything it brought with it. Co-signed by the likes of Pharrell Williams, they soon followed up with the widely praised First EP (2016) released via legendary label XL Recordings. After an enforced hiatus, they returned with their EPs, Second (2019) and Third (2020). Combining lead-singer Soren Holm’s captivating voice with their grungy take on r&b, soul and alternative pop, stints on the road with artists like Vampire Weekend, MO and Jungle soon followed, all of this winning them fans at FADER, i-D, NYLON, Interview, DIY, and many more along the way.

I Guess Nothing Will Be The Same honors and immortalizes the talent, the love, and the life of Søren Holm.

“Boys In Movies feat. Nilüfer Yanya” is out now via Escho / In Real Life, buy/stream it here

I Guess Nothing Will Be The Same is out June 10th via Escho / In Real Life, pre-order it digitally HERE + on vinyl HERE

Tracklisting:
Country Fuckboy
Nobody Really Cares
Sure
We’re Toxic
Boys In Movies (feat. Nilüfer Yanya)
We Made It
Exist
Dead Flower
Ice Melting
Turn Your Back On Me
Text Me Back 

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