Korallreven: Honey Mine
After their introduction to the world with Loved-Up and its follow-up The Truest Faith, Korallreven continue to bring the Balearic hits with new single Honey Mine. This time around Marcus Joons and Daniel TjÃ¤der (also of The Radio Dept) enlist the sublime Victoria Bergsman (Taken By Trees, The Concretes), whose distinctive voice brings a bittersweet gravity to an otherwise upbeat production. What could be a more fitting Valentine’s release than wallowing in the melancholy of a fading love?
This online only remix package includes the vinyl B-Side reinterpretation by fellow Swede Dan Lissvik, most notably of Studio. Lissvik’s instrumental remix lightens the mood a little, but the soft sadness of the original remains. Canadian duo Memoryhouse take the track into dreampop territory â€“ with just a little bit of echo Bergsman’s vocals go full-on 4ad. Toronto’s Nacho Lovers stray from their usual classic house template to bring the dub with their version, evoking Carly Simon’s Balearic classic, “Why.” Finally, Korallreven close out the EP by revisiting their own production with cellist in tow â€“ ramping up a massive build that climaxes in shimmering glory.