CANCER is the moniker for the artistic collaboration between Danish artists Nikolaj Vonsild and Kristian Finne Kristensen, who caused quite a stir with their first two singles Die One More Time and Tears. Now the band have dropped a new track, Esca, which also serves as third excerpt from a forthcoming album called Totem, which it will be released early next year. The track unwinds within a fragile soundscape built around a steady guitar riff backed by dreamy synths and subtle drums, on the of which Nikolaj’s sharp falsetto does not scruple to steal the scene.

Speaking on the track, the duo said: “The outro of “Esca” is a good example of how open the structure of our recordings were. We are all standing in a circle sweating and waiting to see where the drummer takes the song – and then we follow. The track was about to have its conclusion just before this outro but the tape is rolling and he stays in the moment and grabs the outro out of thin air

Totem will be released via Tambourhinoceros (Efterklang, Palace Winter, Blondage etc.) on January 27th digitally and as 2XLP (gatefold). Pre-order here.

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