On this beautiful Monday, Aarhus-based five-piece Bad Birthday have decided to bless all of us with the release of their new ‘Sweetheart’ video, exclusively premiering via SoundOfAarhus. Press start on the coffee machine, sit back, relax and dive into the post-apocalyptic world in which Sweetheart is taking place; we are talking Star Wars meets Game of Thrones.
However, today also marks the release of their debut bearing the same title – the EP ‘Sweetheart’. Thus, the five-piece consisting of Frej Lesner, Jens Mikkel Madsen, Mathias Jæger, Michelle Elmhøj, and Sharon Kumaraswarmy, have created an EP consisting of both unedited versions of the previous singles ‘Future Me’ and ‘Da Boboboom’, with the three additional tracks ‘Hypoecho’, ‘Replica’ and the title-track ‘Sweetheart’. Together, Bad Birthday have formed a melting pot of both afro-inspired beats over electro-teasing sounds on ‘Sweetheart’ and funky beats on ‘Future Me’.
Although the outfit might seem new, blooming and untouched, musical stages are by no means new to the members. In other words, several members have been and are also active in other constellation, such as drummer Frej Lesner being an active member of The Embla, Katrine Stochholm, and I Think You’re Awesome; bass player Jens Mikkel Madsen being an active part of the latter, as well as Live Foyn and Maria Malmö; Synth-master Mathias Jæger also being a part of Maria Malmö, and Jakob Sørensen Bagland, and finally Sharon Kumaraswarmy being part of rap-duo Ravi Kumar.
Check out the new ‘Sweetheart’ EP via Soundcloud and the ‘Sweetheart’ video below.