New Music to Know: Lemaitre Brings Indie-Pop Sensibilities & Some Scientific Theories to the Dance Floor
By Courtney E. Smith
The music of Lemaitre isn’t easy to categorize. That’s because the Norwegian duo’s sound, in the tradition of bands like Phoenix and Daft Punk, is planted firmly at the intersection of dance, indie and pop, and like those two bands, easily straddles all three of those worlds.
The duo, Ulrik Denizou Lund and Ketil Jansen, have now relocated to Los Angeles and are still working on a full-length album, but on July 22 they’ll drop Singularity, the latest in a series of EPs they’ve been releasing since they first formed in 2010.
The EP includes guest spots from Chuck Inglish of the Cool Kids on “All I Need” and LOLO on “Wait,” while the track “High Tide,” has already garnered a good deal of attention. You should be warned before listening though, that “High Tide” is not a love song.
Lemaitre strive to write songs that will get played at parties, but they steer clear of typical subject matter. “We try not to write songs about love, and we definitely are not writing songs about partying, because that’s lame to make a song about partying that you play at a party,” says Lund.