Kabaal Klankbaan has released a lyric video for their B-side to their upcoming single release, “The Flogsta Scream”. In case you did not know, in celebration of their 10th anniversary, the folk-rock trio will release a brand new single on 30 October 2020.
Representing the variety of life through sad-yet-upbeat songs whilst having fun, Kabaal Klankbaan‘s music is mostly lyrically driven and bounces between heartfelt romanticism, melancholy, and a tongue-in-cheek outlook.
More info about “The Flogsta Scream”
“The Flogsta Scream” was written one night three years ago when frontman Floris Groenwald found himself in a YouTube click hole and stumbled on a video of the phenomenon known as the ‘Flogsta Scream’ where, in a student neighbourhood in the Swedish city Uppsala, university students regularly scream out of their windows at 10PM, and other students scream in response.
Floris explains “The Flogsta Scream”
“Initially it sounds very strange and frightening, but there’s also something very primally comforting about it – other people anonymously and communally confirm and share your stresses and anxieties. The song is about finding comfort in other people, on a basic human level, without even really having to meet them (face to face). I found it especially relevant when we were all stuck at home during COVID lockdown, experiencing similar anxieties.”
While isolated during the COVID lockdown, Floris told someone about the Flogsta Scream phenomenon, which reminded him of the song he wrote. It seemed unbelievably apt to the situation we were all living in, so he decided to record and release it. He did everything remotely over the internet, including crowdsourcing several voices for the bridge and final chorus of the song; appropriate to the subject matter and current situation at the time.
Featuring heartfelt honesty at its core based around simple acoustic guitar chord progression, the song serves as a reminder that there are always other people out there, probably experiencing the same angst as you. These feelings existed in 1893 when Edvard Munch painted The Scream, and it still exists, but today it’s so much easier to communicate it.
Fans can look forward to some lockdown love, as well as hearing themselves; the band put out a call on social media for people to sing along, and a whole bunch of people sent recordings, which ended up mixed into the final song.
Check out the lyric video for “The Flogsta Scream” below:
Digging this tune like we do? You can catch Kabaal Klankbaan live at Park Acoustics in Pretoria on Sunday 25 October 2020. Get your tickets HERE.
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