Niki & the Dove and The Greys on their new collaboration | Interview

Because the manufacturing ended, they set about writing a brand new document, till the pandemic modified every little thing. “I bear in mind in 2020, I used to be listening to the information, taking a stroll and once I got here again I simply felt that we needed to begin over,” says Dahlström. “It was like I’d turned ten years older in a single day with the pandemic, and the music that we had been making was by no means engaging to me any longer. It wasn’t related.”

Beginning recent, Karlöf and Dahlström continued to work on a brand new album alongside numerous productions for theatre and dance corporations till an opportunity encounter added a bit spontaneity to their plans. Karlöf had been requested to visitor carry out alongside revered jazz artist Nils Berg and his Cinemascope trio one evening in Gothenburg. Dahlström popped by throughout soundcheck to say whats up, and met the remainder of his band; drummer Christopher Cantillo and bassist Josef Kallerdahl.

Days later whereas strolling within the metropolis, she ran into Cantillo, additionally a member of Dina Ögon and The Greys. They hit it off straight away. “We began to speak and we mentioned, let’s have a espresso. The celebs had been actually aligned,” she smiles. “We talked about music after which a few weeks after he despatched the music. I requested Gustaf, ‘Have you ever listened to it?’ and he mentioned, no. I mentioned, ‘It’s important to as a result of it’s so good.’”

A sequence of loops constructed from scattered piano, drums, bass and guitar samples, the music Cantillo shared immediately set gentle to each Karlöf and Dahlström’s inventive imaginations. “It was firstly very effectively performed, however it additionally contained a sense of freedom and a sense of risk as a result of the street was open for us to do one thing significant on it,” Karlöf says. “It was an open door of inspiration and freedom and the potential for making one thing of worth. I immediately bought concepts for it and that’s fairly uncommon, really. All of the music that we produced for this collaboration, we did successfully in every week. It was a labour of affection and the inspiration was there immediately.”