When a friend first recommended I check out El Perro Del Mar a few years back, I assumed – based on the name – that it was a band out of a Spanish-speaking country.
And I lived happily with that assumption until a few days ago, when I learned that, instead, it is the music project of Swedish artist Sarah Assbring. The more you know. By the way, the name translates to “The Dog of the Sea,” so I guess it’s probably better she stuck with Spanish.
Language-diversions aside, El Perro Del Mar will be releasing a new album, Pale Fire, on November 19th via The Control Group. Speaking about the album, Assbring explains:
In this world, you think you have no reason to believe in love or in anything much. Then one day, when you least expect it, a light appears on the far horizon. It’s a flickering light, begging you to come, telling you to stay away. It’s the pale fire. The promise of love and hope – all consuming and elusive. Yet for a moment, it brings clarity in the darkness, future to the ruins and power to the fight.
Fans of Lykke Li and Charli XCX will likely dig the first single from that album, “Walk On By.”
Lyric to consider: ”“solitude’s my best friend / the only one who sees me cry / tells me I will never need another man / if I keep my head up and walk on by”