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Erlend Oye "Garota"

  • Norway's alt-pop king finds (and loses) love on tour in Seoul, South Korea

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    Erlend Øye, best known as one half of Kings Of Convenience and as the former leader of Whitest Boy Alive, has recorded a new solo album with Icelandic reggae group Hjalmar. This newly released song and video give us a picture of what to expect. Harkening Sade, the sophisticated funkiness of "Garota" is a far cry from the folky sounds of KoC, the only constant being Øye's ultra-smooth vocal delivery. In the video, we find the Norwegian singer on tour in Seoul, South Korea, where he gets tangled up with a local love interest. The bit was directed by Michael Beech. Watch above.

    Legao will arrive on October 3 via Øye's own Bubbles Records. You can pre-order it on iTunes here.


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