Premiere: Sparkling share the synth-pop gem 'Fractions'


We are very proud to be premiering the newest track from Sparkling.

Danish duo Sparkling have returned with the new single ‘Fractions’ and are relishing their return to music following a brief hiatus. What comes as a follow-up to recent single ‘Say Goodbye To The Ragged Tiger’, the song ‘Fractions’ which is out on February 4th, is a darkly-toned synth-pop gem filled with the reflection of one’s life.

’Fractions’, as the title might suggest is tinged with a math-driven electronic sound, concise and without frivolity. However, whilst others may hunt tightness and efficiency – Sparkling insist on exploring the human aspect of synthesizers and machines. This touch of humanity means that parts are played by hand and re-amped in the studio to create maximum depth.

A song about embracing getting older and becoming more aware of your surroundings and inner life, ‘Fractions’ above all else is about self-reflection. The character in the track is looking back – in fractions he experiences and feels notes from his life, using them to find himself grounded and rooted by love.

On the recording process, Jens Christian Madsen of the band says “We wrote the song quite fast and laid down the basic tracks in the studio (the dirty intro beat and the synth lead-motif catching up on the choruses are some of the few elements that have ‘survived’ throughout the whole production process). We penned the lyrics in my summerhouse by the northern coast one beautiful late summer evening. And we were so excited and moved by our own words, that we decided to record the vocals immediately; Carsten singing in the open, under the starlit sky at night.”

Take a listen to ‘Fractions’ below which we are very proud to premiere.