Chinah – “We Go Back” (Stereogum Premiere)

Chinah are a three piece from Denmark who go by the whimsical names of Fine, Simon & Simon. The synth-pop trio leans more toward the mellow side of the spectrum, incorporating quiet hints of funk and R&B into their icy Scandinavian aesthetic. We previously heard the velvet unraveling of “Away From Me,” and today we’re premiering the slinky chameleon “We Go Back.” The song flows like silk from one section to the next, now a quiet, rippling funk guitar, then a buzz of static animating the repeating phrase “don’t give me up.” Over the course of five minutes the song morphs from soft and minimal to experimental, insistently fierce, and finally, a fadeout in a wash of white noise. Listen below.

Chinah’s five-song EP will be out later this year.

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