After releasing first official single ‘Gouldians’ and teaser track ‘Bottle Rockets’, which are now good for over 500.000 Spotify plays, now it’s time for Kim Janssen’s second official single; ‘Dynasty’. It’s the opening track of Kim’s upcoming album ‘Cousins’, which will be released world wide on the 31st of March on Snowstar Records.
Kim Janssen's new single, 'Dynasty', is more maximalist and vibrant than anything he has released before. You can hear the cities of his youth in the shimmering synths and the epic orchestration written by Sigur Ròs' Eiríkur Orri Ólaffson.
Kim threads memories of Loi Krathong festival nights, earthquake drills and a Royal Family massacre in a dream landscape of rivers swarming with lights, Blackwood trees and 'the Earthquake Man'. The song is as grand and uplifting as it is melancholic. 'But mark the roads and silver trees, for they'll shift in the night while you sleep', Kim sings, before an angelic choir featuring Marla Hansen (Sufjan Stevens), continues: 'Old pines wander about in the night'.
This is what the press had to say about his first full band show at showcase festival Eurosonic Noorderslag:
“A grandiose set that the likes of Matt Berninger and Sufjan Stevens would be proud of” - Drowned in Sound
"A great show...that only an idiot would miss"– 3voor12
"Near perfect, go see this show" – OOR
"Pastoral beauty" – NRC
“Impressive show” – Trouw
Make sure to go check Kim Janssen live:
31 March – De Helling, Utrecht (NL)
07 April – Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam (NL)
11 April – Privatclub, Berlijn (DE)
19 April – Trix, Antwerpen (BE)
29 April – Here Comes The Summer, Vlieland (NL)
10 May – La Maison Sage, Paris (FR)
16 June – Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek (NL)