Last year Rainbrother released the critically acclaimed debut album ’Tales From the Drought’ mixed by Devendra Banhart-producer Noah Georgeson. Along with airplay on Danish P6 and P3 the album and a couple of live videos gave the group a ticket to SXSW and SPOT Festival, paving the way for frequent touring in their native Denmark and the UK.
The five rainbrothers also found time to drive their equipment out to an old farmhouse in the Danish countryside where they isolated themselves for two weeks and recorded a number of frontman Bjarke Bendtsen’s new songs.
The group now releases the first of those tracks ’Black Chemicals’. On the single cover is a black Great Dane. About this choice Bjarke explains: ’The song is about all the beautiful and scary stuff that breaks loose inside of you when you love and want to be loved, about the big black animal that walks its own ways, defies all reason.’
Just like the other songs from last summer’s session ‘Black Chemicals‘ has been through the mixing console of L.A. producer Kennie Takahashi who has worked with the likes of Beck, Black Keys and Danger Mouse. If Rainbrother fans notice a move from the softer alt-folk influenced sound of the debut album towards a sharper and more hardhitting sound on this new track it isn‘t a coincidence.