I Can't Stop the Rain from Falling
Sept 15, 2023 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen indie rock band, CAROUSELS release their second single "I Can't Stop the Rain from Falling" on Friday, September 15th, 2023 across all streaming platforms. The track was written, produced and recorded by CAROUSELS frontman, Matthew Walko, mixed by David Ziehr of Echoplant Sound in Vancouver, Canada and mastered by Valentin Kruse in Copenhagen, Denmark.
About "I Can't Stop the Rain from Falling"
The song sets a moody scene with a patchwork of harpsichord, dreamy synths, thumping bass, and psychedelic guitars. The song began from literally the first riff that Matthew played on a Hofner Beatles Bass he'd just acquired. It had a working title "Riviera Blues" with the aim to write a song that sounded like music for a spy film set on the French Riviera. As the lyrics developed it took a reflective turn, exploring a series of personally difficult life circumstances accumulated over several years and how many people attempted to rationalise and spiritualise the reasons for why. Despite all the theorising, few friends and family truly acknowledged and empathised with the pain and hardship experienced, making it feel even more challenging to find a way forward.
CAROUSELS is a Copenhagen-based indie rock band, led by singer-songwriter Matthew Walko from Canada (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Bjartur from Iceland (bass), Elliot from England (drums), and Peter from Denmark (keyboards).
Matthew moved from Vancouver to Copenhagen and was keen to start a new project to settle into his new home and bring a fresh batch of songs written during the pandemic. The CAROUSELS sound is hook-filled and exploratory pop music—in a classic sense of the word—that mixes rock, psychedelia and soul music influences. CAROUSELS music moves the body, pulls on the heartstrings, and tends to stay in your head.
Lyrically the songs are deeply personal, touching on themes of displacement, loneliness, and hope sparked by the experience of moving abroad and starting over. Other songs draw from deep introspection and vulnerability about strained relationships to the injustices of our time and memories of the past.
The band has been playing live throughout Copenhagen, including venues such as BETA and Råhuset, refining their sound while building a following. The band are recording and plan to release more singles over the coming months.
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