The nordic indierock band Fremmand (FO/DK), is releasing the single “Calling it Out”, which is a song from the upcoming album to be released later this year. The single will be released October 30, on Tutl records.
Lead singer Jana Hjalgrimsdottir describes the song as: “Calling it Out is about facing what is pulling youdown in life, and then having the courage to to cut free from it, even though it can be difficult and painful"
The music is exploring the tension between dreams and desperation, and draws a line to early goth and post punk, but is also forward looking. Fremmand is fronted by the charismatic lead singer Jana Hjalgrimsdóttir, who with her all-in attitude is like the volcano Vesuvius erupting.
“Calling it Out” has a more punchy guitar oriented sound, compared to the debut album released in 2018.
Since the debut released, Punk rocker Sigmund (Joe & the Shitboys) has joined the band on guitar, and is adding som extra grid and dirt to the sound.
“The music of Fremmand is a slow burning rock that we find incredibly intriguing. We were pleasantly surprised with how their sound evolves and how they craft a wall of sound that impresses.”
- Matt Simon, Ear to the Ground
"It won’t be long until Jana Hjalgrimsdóttir is in the league of iconic Annie Lennox and Fremmand’s music will be on everyone’s playlists.”
- Nicole Mendes, The others of reviews
The song is mixed by producer Micheal Patterson at the Pleasuredome (Los Angeles), adding grid and punch to the track. Micheal has previously mixed artists such as NIN, Beck & Jay-Z.
Music by Tobias Weltzer
Lyrics by Jana Hjalgrimsdottir
Tobias Weltzer: Drums
Jana Hjalgrimsdottir: Lead vocals
Sigmund Zachariassen: Guitar
Rico Holmer: Bass
Thea Berg: Keyboards
Mika Vandborg: Guitar
Mixed by Michael Patterson
Produced by Tobias Weltzer
Mastered by Maor Applebaum
Released by Tutl Records
1 Calling It Out
Released on the following formats:
Digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out on the player below.