Bristol born dream-pop outfit Oslo Twins have released the title track from their upcoming debut EP Back To Nothing. The new EP will be released on 12″ vinyl and digitally on July 28 via Fascination Street Records, a new label founded by producer Ali Chant (Yard Act, Perfume Genius, Aldous Harding, Katy J Pearson) in partnership with Bristol’s Factory Studios.
The band’s upcoming debut EP Back To Nothing is subtly influenced by dance, industrial and lo-fi music of the 80s and 90s, adorned with distinctive, hooky pop melodies, all connected by a sense of distance and the tension between unity and isolation.
New single and EP title track ‘Back To Nothing’ is lyrically suggestive of romantic loss, yet its steady rhythm and bright legato synths evoke a sense of calm acceptance. The violin courtesy of Tom Connolly (Quade) adds a melancholic folk depth, before the song arrives as its rich, euphoric climax. “I wouldn’t say it was about longing, but the stage after,” says Eric. “I wrote the lyrics by the River Avon in Bristol on a warm evening. It’s a melancholic, reflective song.”
Speaking more on its inspiration, vocalist Claudia said: “Sometimes you know that something is coming to an end, but you’re not quite there yet – you’re in the mournful, wistful transition period. There’s a sense of steady movement in both the lyrics and the music, but it’s ambiguous whether it represents progress or surrender.”