New Danish duo challenges the musical genre conventions through experimental rhythm n’ flow on their new single “Fugle kan dø”.
The Copenhagen-based duo Rest in Beats is one of the most interesting acts to come out of Denmark in 2016. With a foundation in Persian philosophy, they have created a tantalizing track which challenges the way we think about musical genres.
“Fugle kan dø” – which translates into “Birds may die” – takes elements from pop, hiphop and electronica and mixes them all together to create their own unique take on a poem, originally written by the famous Iranian poet and movie director Forough Farrokhzad.
The theme of the song and the poem is to remember to live your life to the fullest, which is exemplified through the bird metaphors – or as lead singer Rezwan Farmi puts it: “If you can’t fall, you aren’t flying.”
“Fugle kan dø” is the first single from Rest in Beats upcoming EP “Synge Igen” (Sing Again) which is set to be released in the spring of 2017.
Photo: Rasmus Reinholdt