Swedish electropop duo, Norak, teaches us a lesson on staying authentic and aligned with yourself in their new single “No Halo.” The piece feels like a face-to-face moment with someone who has tried to fit you into their narrow perception of who you are and you are bidding adieu to them with a sweet middle finger. Stylistically, the samples and layers are arranged in exhilarating waviness as the lyrical introspection and relief give us a refreshing sense of renewal. Stream below:
“Sometimes you find yourself compromising who you are to fit someone elses idea of you. Or at least, I found myself doing so and feeling like the way I am, the core of who I am, was in some way disappointing to the person I cared about. It wasn’t until our story was over that I realized just how much I had been willing to change to meet the wrong person’s ideal. Writing No Halo gave me a way to voice my side of the story, and also a reminder to myself that it’s not worth it to lose oneself over a relationship.” shared Marika Ploman from Norak.
Norak started out in 2013 and is comprised of Marika and Aron. They have already played in various festivals including Granny Goest Street, Falu Folkfest, and Peace & Love. Their knack of using traces of hip hop, soul and rock makes their electropop distinctive yet still hooky for you to keep dosing. You can fin them on Facebook and Instagram.
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