Songs We Love: Pale Honey, 'Over Your Head' : All Songs Considered The Swedish minimalist rock duo pairs slightly menacing lyrics with propulsive synths and an understated beat.
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Songs We Love: Pale Honey, 'Over Your Head'

Songs We Love: Pale Honey, 'Over Your Head'

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    2015

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Tuva Lodmark and Nella Daltrey, the pair of 22-year-old Swedes who together make up the minimalist-rock duo Pale Honey, have been making music together since elementary school. Their latest music is quite spare – they turn it up every now and then with some great distortion, but usually it's simple, propulsive synth lines paired with strummed guitar and an understated beat. They remind me of The xx with a slightly elevated pulse.

"Over Your Head" is the opening track from their new, self-titled debut album, and it piqued my interest with its inscrutable, slightly menacing lyrics about past love. When they sing, "No one believes you now, but I love the way you put me in the jailhouse," it's like they're saying, no one's going to believe what you did to me, but I like whatever it was that you did.

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