Elias Bender Rønnenfelt is best known as the lead singer of Iceage, but his solo project Marching Church has been in existence since 2010. Today it was announced that Marching Church will release a full-length album titled This World Is Not Enough in late March as a collaborative project between Rønnenfelt and an impressive host of musicians, including Kristian Emdal and Anton Rothstein (Lower), Cæcilie Trier (Choir of Young Believers), Bo H. Hansen (Hand of Dust, Sexdrome) and Frederikke Hoffmeier (Puce Mary). In a press release for the album, Rønnenfelt comments:
Improvisation, something I have never done before, was crucial in the making of this album. The album works because of the band’s incredible ability of breathing life into these loosely written and at times very simple ideas and experiments. Though Marching Church might be a dictatorship, This World is Not Enough was very much a collaborative effort. Everyone involved does other projects as well, but I wouldn’t want to see it as a “side project.” That term seems degrading.
“Hungry For Love” is atmospheric and audibly improvisational, beginning with Spanish murmurings followed by Rønnenfelt’s trademarked, panting vocals. Listen.
01 “Living in Doubt”
02 “King of Song”
03 “Hungry for Love”
04 “Your Father’s Eyes”
05 “Calling Out a Name”
06 “Every Child (Portrait of Wellman Braud)”
07 “Up a Hill”
08 “Dark End of the Street”