IN THE DARK
NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP
SHANNON COSGROVE (Publicist)
Icelandic electronic dream-pop trio Vök have officially announced their sophomore full-length LP In The Dark slated for release on March 1st, 2019 via Nettwerk Music Group. They’ve also shared new album single “Spend The Love” via Flaunt Magazine. On the new single, frontwoman Margrét Rán comments: “Originally written to be a ‘gay’ anthem song, ‘Spend The Love’ is our new dance song which tackles the theme of anti-consumerism. There is a humour in it and a hypocrisy. We thought it was ideal to release it prior to the holiday season! Spend your love, not your money!”
“Spend The Love” follows the release of earlier album singles “Night & Day” and “Autopilot”, which have garnered over 1 million streams collectively across platforms in just a few weeks. The trio are on the heels of a string of highly successful live dates, including their U.S. debut with several concerts in select cities promoted by Taste of Iceland and in partnership with WFUV and KEXP, as well as their live performances at this year’s Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavík.
In The Dark is an eleven track collection written and recorded by Margrét Rán and Einar Stef in collaboration with UK producer James Earp (Bipolar Sunshine, Fickle Friends, Lewis Capaldi). The LP sees Vök exploring their pop sound even further than before, creating their most immediate sounding and most accessible album yet. Recorded in Vök's home studio in Reykjavík and in Notting Hill, London in early 2018, each song on In the Dark has its own definable character or theme, from “Night & Day”’s obsession to “Autopilot”’s crushing disappointment.
Vök’s critically acclaimed 2017 debut album Figure, released via Nettwerk Music Group (Angus & Julia Stone, Boxed In, The Veils) recently won Album of the Year in the 2018 Icelandic Music Awards and has received praise from the likes of Noisey, The Line of Best Fit, The New York Times, Clash, Stereogum, and more. Prior to that, their debut EP Tension was recorded under local Icelandic label Record Records, followed by their second EP Circles - both of which were met with glowingly positive reviews and key tastemaker support. To date, they’ve garnered over 15 million streams across platforms, have 200,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and have hit #1 on Hype Machine for their popular single “Breaking Bones”. Vök has toured extensively through Europe, supporting the likes of Goldfrapp and Asgeir, and performing at festivals including Roskilde, Green Man, Ja Ja Ja, Iceland Airwaves, and Into the Woods.