The new single from Eternal Death — the Swedish duo of Elin Berlin and Johan Angergård — may be called “Cry,” but you’d be hard pressed to find any sadness in just a cursory pass. The song — from their self-titled debut full-length, which will be released in February – opens with a woosh of synths that sparkle like a constellation on a clear night. Berlin’s voice is light and sweet, flickering above like the Northern Lights. Berlin says “Cry” is “born out of late nights and built on an endless pounding that takes over your body and changes the beat of your heart,” and the song conveys both that exhilaration and isolation. There’s a kind of tender pleading in Berlin’s voice and even though at the song’s peak the electronics are pealing and crashing (think M83′s most euphoric moments and you’re getting close), there’s a trace of melancholy lurking beneath that makes the song feel mournful and hopeful all at once.
Eternal Death’s self-titled LP will be released Febrauary 24 on Labrador Records.