BUKVE’s sophomore single ‘Drown’ is a bass-driven insight into repressed emotion

Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to Norwegian indie-pop artist Sveinung Fossan Bukve, who launched his solo project BUKVE earlier this year with single ‘Let me go Son’, immediately picking up interest over at BBC radio. That’s no easy feat for a debut song. For his sophomore release, Bukve is taken an additional leap by making his first vocal outing on ‘Drown’. His breathy, gentle voice adds a personal touch to a song about feeling deeply mistreated over a long period of time and suppressing those feelings. Ultimately, you feel like you’re drowning in the repressed emotions.

The driving bass of this swirling shoegaze song reflects the relentless pressure experienced by our protagonist, whose voice struggling to peak above the waves of lapping instrumentation. ‘Drown’ blurs the lines between reality and unreality, further illustrated in the beautiful artwork created Achilleas Gatsopoulos that was inspired by an original painting by Bukve’s great grandmother.

You can also listen to ‘Drown’ in our Indie Rockers playlist.

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