PREMIERE | Divest, "Passing Through"
On the heels of their recent No Hits Only Hats EP; Oslo, Norway’s own Divest debut a serene pop bouquet about life’s own narrative progressions with “Passing Through”. The quartet combines together the power pop shine with an electro-Euro touch that is delivered with a certain neat and fantastically floral chic. Divest’s latest single is a ride through the freeway of life’s gear shifts, new introduced opportunities, adjustments, adversity, aspirations, evolution and the strength of affection and amorous bonds that grow and grow (with time, togetherness and to something even stronger in the oft lonely spaces of absentia).
“Passing Through” measures the geographic distance between hearts with a ballad that accentuates and edifies the things in between that both bind and build the most candid and cozy of connections. Divest deliver the sensational mix of dazzling keys, earnest harmonies, jacuzzi zapping synths and an arrangement that exudes the energy of genuine love and longing. The band exhibits the beauty of the kind of love that beams with light; whether the kindred pair are near or far. “Passing Through” is not just about the routes and roads traveled, but rather the most sacred of shared loves between two people that transcend the topographical space, confines of era or the confounded constructs of time.
Divest vocalist Andreas Heinesen Kase shared the following insights on the single “Passing Through”:
We had a lot of fun with this one in the studio. Hansa sent me an iPhone recording where he hammers through the whole song on the piano in a stream of consciousness. The structure, chords and vocal melody was there from the very beginning, and so it was for us to arrange and record it. We actually sampled the piano from he's iPhone recording and ended up using it in the final version. He wrote “Passing Through” for his girlfriend three years ago when she moved to another city to study, she’s almost finished now.