Kasper Bjørke ft. Jaakko Eino Kalevi: TNR on Nowness.com
Wake-up to new music video ‘TNR’ by Kasper Bjørke featuring haunting + sexy vocals by Jaakko Eino Kalevi for this club track that feels + sounds as if it was fished out of the Eighties New Wave scene. Yet it doesn’t come as a surprise as Danish artist Bjørke told NOWNESS, ‘I was lucky to work with my dear friend Kurt Uenala, who co-wrote the latest Depeche Mode album + that had an influence on the overall sound.’ Finnish pop experimentalist Kalevi’s androgynous vocal also plays a major role in the feel of the track taken from Bjørke’s forthcoming album, ‘After Forever’.
The look of the video just added to the whole experience with visuals created by Amsterdam’s Alpaca Animations pulled from Eighties references including ‘Miami Vice’ + Robert Palmer’s ‘Addicted to Love’ video. Alpaca’s founders, David Lamain + Martine Rademakers explained, ‘It turned out though that both Kasper + us were big fans of David Hockney + ‘Tron’, as the roots of the video’s inspiration. In a press release Kasper had this to say about the album – ‘After Forever’ is good for dark, sad dancing – or a headphone journey inwards. I feel like I really went somewhere else on this album, to a place where I haven’t been before. Out of my safety zone and into a darker space’.
I could so picture this track playing in 1983 vampire cult classic flick ‘The Hunger’, showing Susan Sarandon + Catherine Deneuve in a club, as they lock eyes from across the room + slowly slither towards each other, getting lost in the moment, a point of no return.