Regarding the single Kate says, “The lyrics are inspired by a book we’d both read about people who fake their own death. Most people who do it are either fleeing the law or committing insurance fraud. We were more drawn to the idea of people wanting a second chance, wanting to re-invent themselves, wanting an escape.”
The track has been created with Kate’s long term producing partner Guy Sigsworth (Björk, Madonna, Alanis Morisette) who adds, “While we were jamming on the Lightship, we found this really cool sound using a ring modulator. Kate immediately began singing something beautiful over it. I then realised that, cool as it was, it could only actually play one note. I kept obstinately repeating that note, so as not to break Kate’s melodic flow. It started out sounding like a mouth harp but gradually became much more fierce and aggressive.”
‘Into Dark’ follows the release of ‘Starlight Fires’ earlier this year. The track was the first taste of the upcoming album, and proves the captivating diversity of the forthcoming record. While ‘Into Dark’ is a forceful and charged electronic offering, ‘Starlight Fires’ is a delicate wistful track of pondering musings on self-reflection.
Kate Havnevik first rose to prominence with her critically acclaimed self-released debut album MELANKTON in 2006, which also proved a hit in film and TV, including having 10 songs featured in Grey’s Anatomy – a record for any artist – and following the pandemic has seen new fans consistently engaging with Kate’s back catalogue achieving multi-million streams.
Kate is a proudly independent artist and self-released her following albums including You in 2012 and &I in 2015. Kate’s last album Mariana’s World in 2020 also formed the soundtrack for the Norwegian film Alle Utlendinger Har Lukka Gardiner.
As well as her continued work with Guy Sigsworth, Kate has also collaborated with the likes of Röyksopp, DJ Carmen Rizzo, Schiller and prominent producers such as Marius De Vries (Björk, PJ Harvey, Bebel Gilberto), Paul Statham (Dido, Kylie Minogue), Paul Hogan (The Cranberries).
Kate Havnevik is bursting with creativity that holds no bounds and the forthcoming album is a beautiful body of work pulling from the outer reaches of the electronic sphere, centralised under a fascinating pop scope and proving to be her most mesmerising album yet.