Electronic music composer Trentemøller has debuted his cover of the holiday classic “Silent Night,” which hosts vocals from his girlfriend and mother of his first born, Lisbet Fritze. The single features a cover of the artist with his mother which was taken “one Christmas night many years ago.”
The cover features features dark synth sounds, and a heavy drum beat, while blending in an array of sonic elements which give the track a feel of optimism. The vocals have simple overlays, and have the feeling of a Church-choir inspired sound, which is complimented by various bell sounds.
“I have genuinely loved Christmas since I was a little boy,” the artist explained in a press release. “And I always wanted to do my own version of one of the great Christmas songs. I chose ‘Silent Night’ as it has such a beautiful melody that, for me, sums up the whole vibe of Christmas.”
The producer debuted the track “Foggy Features,” earlier this year a seven-minute long track, filled with IDM and dark synthwave inspired elements, with brooding synth lines, spacious acoustic guitars and darkwave inspired drums. Regarding the song’s music video, the producer stated: “I shot the visuals for Foggy Figures while staying in the Swedish woods with my girlfriend last autumn. One day we woke up to this foggy landscape, it was magical and I right away started shooting on my phone.”
Trentemøller dropped his most recent studio album release Obverse this past September, which featured guest appearances from Rachel Goswell of Slowdive and Jenny Lee Linberg of Warpaint.
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