If the name The Radar Post doesn’t ring any bells yet, you may be familiar with the person behind it. Having moved on from the drums in A Friend In London, Ulige Numre and Den Fjerde Væg, Esben Svane is now a solo artist, producer and a multi-instrumentalist.
It’s been over 2 years since his debut album as The Radar Post, and the brand new song “Pilots” is the first taste of the anticipated follow-up.
The atmosphere of “Pilots“ is slightly melancholic but hopeful. Esben explores the idea of a commencing relationship through a metaphor of a plane journey, how it can be “such a turbulent affair”.
When asked about inspirations, Esben referred to Radiohead. “This particular song was inspired by “Idioteque”. On the album, there’s a recurring theme of illusion vs reality.” A reasonable explanation for the disappearance of country vibes that were so prominent of the previous record.
The single release was accompanied by a wonderful stripped-down video, too. Esben and Sebastian [Vinther, A Friend in London] play “Pilots” live in a Royal Danish Academy of Music. “We wanted to do something different and more musical than just standing in front of a camera in a regular music video” – The Radar Post shared on Facebook.
So far, it seems like the project has undergone a major renovation in a very interesting creative direction and for that reason, we will be keeping an eye on The Radar Post for future updates and releases. So should you.
“Pilots” is out via Nordic Music Society.
Listen to the song on SoundCloud and watch the video on YouTube.