Following their acclaimed breakout LP in 2011, Stockholm’s Korallreven join Cascine to release their sophomore album, Second Comin’, which surrounds themes of beginning anew and rising again.
The new material is set against a hyper pop landscape, gathering washes of melodic arpeggios and Far East influences. Japanese icon Cornelius joins the band on track ‘Try Anything Once’ and I Break Horses’ Maria Lindén also guests, along with members of the Tensta Gospel Choir and harmonica players. Percussion instruments from all over the world are used including Indian tablas, Latin timbales and African clay drums.
The album’s art was created in collaboration with controversial Swedish street artist, NUG – a nod to low brow pop culture, to which vocalist Marcus Joons says, “Korallreven can be both a silk scarf and a can of slime.”
Second Comin’ is released November 4 by Cascine in North America and Sony Music in Europe.