Folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience have shared a new single titled “Fever.” The song comes from the pair’s upcoming album Peace or Love, which is set for release on June 18 via Imperial Music.
Recorded five times to ensure the album accomplished what the duo set out for, Peace or Love will see Kings of Convenience explore concepts of life, love, beauty and emotional clarity, with careful instrumentation playing a vital role in their storytelling. The Norwegian pair made up of Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye released their debut album, Quiet Is The New Loud, in 2001.
Listen to “Fever” here:
The song leads with an allusion to lost love, revealing “You’ve got fever/’Cause you had too much fun/ With someone who now is gone and can’t take care of you.” Things take an optimistic turn, with lyrics like “I’ve got fever too/Of a different kind, it makes me warm/It makes me great to be with you almost every second of the day.” Following the ups and downs, or rather the “Warm and cold” sides of love, the song’s hushed and expressive vocals mesh effortlessly with dreamy music to create an upbeat, breezy track.
Kings of Convenience announced Peace or Love in April, sharing the album’s first single, “Rocky Trail.” The single was met with critical acclaim, setting the stage for more easy music and robust orchestral accents to come on the upcoming LP.