filur first came to my attention last year with their seductive, sexy track "welding love." the danish duo, kasper bjørke and tomas barfod, keep things moving on their debut album faces, which is has some very bouncy, straightforward nordic pop, and some otherwise unexpected darker electronica tracks. one of those is "concentrate!" it immediately hooks you with its slinky beats. then the vocals start. all of sudden you're thinking, wait. what?! so you view the video, which at least somewhat explains the theme behind the song, then it occurs to you: this is the most depressing dance song i've ever heard. so you keep dancing. because it's the right thing to do. (plus those sinewy, beautiful young nordic boys make it look so good.) "shadow boxing," on the other hand, doesn't take nearly as much thought and introspection to process. it's straight-up delicious pop candy. rot your teeth.
Filur - Shadow Boxing