School Of X Fuels Us With Cheery Melancholia In “Away”

Bittersweet breakup track

Photo: Jonas Bang

Danish artist School of X, aka Rasmus Littauer, ruminates on lost love in his latest single “Away.” It’s a buoyant electropop piece with moody undertones that boxes you in a bittersweet space of meditation. Sprayed with heavy-hearted lyrics, “Away” is melancholic but soothing piece that captures the sadness of letting someone go completely – and at the same time, finding the comfort of reaching closure. The track comes with a video directed by Stroud Rhode Pearce, which builds on the emotions channeled through the song:

On the song, Littauer reflected, “To me, this is a beautiful love song with a very melancholic twist. It’s on one hand describing the love that was there, and on the other hand, the love that is gone and how hard it is to miss who used to be your best friend. Suddenly this one person is not part of your life anymore, going from being everything to nothing. It’s about realizing that and dealing with it as well as you can.”

He further elaborated, “Everything was recorded on a hot, humid, rainy summer day in the attic in my parents’ house in the countryside. When I think about this day I get this super melancholic feeling in my stomach that I usually get when I isolate myself for a period of time. It hurts but it’s so beautiful. There’s also something about going back to your childhood and remembering feelings and smelling smells that does that to me. It tells me that life is moving on, and it has for me too.”

“Away” is from Littauer’s upcoming sophomore album Dancing Through The Void, which will be out on September 24th