Eget Selskap/Pick & Mix
Cat #: ES136
Format: Digital single
Release date: 30.10.2020

Track list:

  1. Last Call

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Returning for the next chapter in a story of struggle, addiction, recovery and rebirth – the new single ‘Last Call’, sees Henrik take an objective view on their personal struggles. Continuing the theme of showcasing the struggles surrounding addiction & mental health, lead singer Henrik writes from the perspective of friends and family, through a difficult time. The second track from their forthcoming EP in early 2021, it’s a song that harnesses the raw, Lazy Queen, with a lower tempo, reflective melancholy. 

Last Call is a life line you don’t want to let go” – Henrik, Lazy Queen

Even through their own, individual battles, the passion for music and playing live was consistent. The product of an international meeting of minds between New York and Oslo, Lazy Queen started out on a hectic and determined touring schedule across the Nordic live scene. Set on becoming the most raucous live act in Norway, they built a loyal fanbase through their pissed off, reckless bubble punk style. 

They soon began recording and releasing original music and found crucial online support for their musical message. Previous releases including ‘Throwaway’, ‘Sober’ and ‘Gutted’ went on to receive coverage from Wonderland Magazine, NYLON, Red Bull Music, Earmilk, Indietronica (Hype Machine), Impose Magazine and Medium.  Apple Music have also supported their releases in their ‘New Music Daily’ playlist alongside worldwide support from both Tidal and Spotify. The Oslo four-piece, were also selected to perform a live stream concert, in support of the U.S #IVoted initiative alongside artists from across the globe, in a powerful raw performance (available here)

A track that doesn’t follow the typical, energetic Lazy Queen bubble punk formula – ‘Last Call’ showcases a versatility to their songwriting. And range to their unique brand of pop-tinged alt-punk. Speaking on the new single Henrik states:

Our music has always been mostly introspective and personal in its narration, but this is in many ways the first song I’ve written from a perspective that isn’t my own. In the context of the EP it’s written from people close to me to myself, in an attempt to try to understand what they went through and felt like in a period where they were in constant fear that any given conversation with me might be the last. Though it might sound dark, it felt very natural for us to pair the lyrics with a warm, calm and patient instrumental – like being wrapped in a thick blanket of nervous love and care.”

“The Nordic rock five-piece embrace all types of emotions in this powerful hit.” Wonderland

“There’s something extremely appealing angry bands who are able to perfectly find the balance between angry and vulnerable” Red Bull Music

“Through punk ethos and unabashed vulnerability, Lazy Queen’s message looks to break down stereotypes around identity, depression, and addiction.” – Earmilk

“At once anthemic and accessible, jangly and ethereal, Lazy Queen crafts an expertly blended atmosphere that satiates our love of shoegaze and punk alike” NYLON Magazine

Lyricist: Henrik García Søberg
Composer/arranger/performer: Henrik Garcia Søberg, Petter Enger Anderdal, Peter Steinholt Mortensen, Jon Bernhard Hunskaar, Jonas Røyeng Production/mix: Morten Øby
Master: Dag Erik Nygård