Copenhagen has always been cool. A city full of Scandinavia’s most progressive musicians, artists and designers, it’s home to some of the most exciting music in europe right now. While Londoners have been flipping the rap world on its head, the Danes have been pushing indie and alternative music into strange new dimensions and few are doing a better job of it than School of X. The touring drummer for MØ and Major Lazer by day, by night he’s a musician in his own right with a growing following a unique take on alt-electro/ pop.
Real name Rasmus Littauer, School of X is all about fusing aesthetics and music. He’s bene creating unique visuals for each of his single, leading up to the release of his debut album and accompanying short film, later this year. His latest single is ‘Forever’, a genre-defying track that owes as much to Radiohead as it does to Björk. Premiering today on Notion, it’s accompanied by a live video of Rasmus and co live at Denamrk’s infamous Roskilde Festival. It’s a stunning performance given a special effetcts twist at the end, hinting at more of what’s to come once the album and short film drop.
Speaking about ‘Forever’ Rasmus said: “Forever is about persuading with love and convincing someone else to gamble with you in the name of love. The lyrics in this song is very one-sided. It’s about being obsessed. Sometimes so obsessed that it becomes about the obsession and you forget about why and how it started. It ends up becoming a monologue. We played at Roskilde Festival on the 25th of June (2017). I grew up at Roskilde Festival, at least in my teens, so the festival means everything to me and always will. It was the perfect setting for a live video. Fortunately we had amazing show and the audience were amazing. It was magical, no doubt!” Watch the video for /listen to ‘Forever’ now.