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First-Listen: Blackroom "Control"

 ></p> <p>After introducing us to a fresh new sound earlier this year with the global release of their new single

After releasing their single ""What Is It That You Want" in digital download stores around the world earlier this year, Norwegian pop trio Blackroom now serves up "Control." It's another finely cut synth-pop gem that is taken from their forthcoming new album that will be released after the summer (and which is very, very good).

Pop aficionados among you may remember Blackroom as Lorraine who had success with tracks like "Italian Girlfriend" and "Return To The World" a few year back. The release of "What Is It That You Want" marked the band's first release since putting out their LP "Pop Noir" in Japan in 2009. But now they're back, more focused and driven than ever before.

"Control" stays true to the group's distinct brand of gleaming, atmospheric synth pop that is driven by vivid melodies, and Ole's intense and emotive delivery that neatly balances the group's stark sonics. The song's moody production stylings are a direct reflection of the song's lyrics that pack a bigger cosmic belief.

Singer Ole writes me, "'Control' is about getting involved with someone your not sure of. Not knowing their intentions with you, but convincing yourself that you’re in control, and that your on top," Ole writes me.

"But at the same time, it can be about the bigger things in life - how we all clean our gardens and cut our hair the right way, and create an illusion of what we call control, but in the end we are controlled by a bigger scheme that we are not aware of," he adds. 

May 18, 2011 in Blackroom | Permalink