German artist Edwin Rosen first came onto the scene in January 2020, with his independently released debut single ‘Leichter//kälter’.
Now, to commemorate this milestone he enters 2021 with a video and re-release of ‘Leichter//kälter’ plus a B-side in the form of new track ‘SSS’. Over flowing with sophisticated synth scapes these upbeat, catchy electronic pop numbers are reminiscent of times gone by combined with a new modern flavour. Classified as “neueneue deutsche welle” a self-coined term Edwin uses for his own unique brand of 80s-inspired new wave/post punk, his music evokes associations to the likes of Joy Division, Boy Harsher and Molchat Doma.
Edwin sheds light on this new release explaining,
“When I first uploaded «leichter// kälter», I didn’t expect much and didn’t really promote the song and therefore didn’t film a video either. But then I was contacted by the Parisian experimental filmmaker Nicolas Medy. Nicolas was a fan of the song and wanted to ask me if he could use my song in his upcoming short «Nuit de Chine». I agreed and in exchange he cut the lyric video for «leichter//kälter» from footage from his archive, since filming was made rather difficult through the ongoing pandemic. «J’ai le nez dans le guidon» is Nicolas‘ theme for the video. His recordings help to underline the feeling of nostalgia and melancholia that the song also conveys.” – Edwin Rosen
Currently sitting on over 1 million streams for ‘Leichter//kälter’ it is clear the sky is the limit for this young artist, a mere year into his career. With a debut EP on the cards for 2021, this year may just be his biggest one yet.