Garden is the brand new album from Copenhagen’s alt pop trio Scarlet Pleasure – out now. Just like in the real world, this Garden is constantly developing and even after release, new songs will blossom and will be added to the album during 2020. Watch this space!
The first plant in the garden was “Better” and broke through the soil on March 6th. Clash Magazine said this upon release, “A band whose grasp of pop is immaculate.”
Another plant was added when the current single, the sun kissed reggae bop “SOS” was released on May 8th.
A SEASON OF TELETUBBIES
For Scarlet Pleasure, working on the album Garden resembles stepping into a bubble, or a secret garden that serves as a microcosm for the lives, friendship and creativity of the three band members.
“We have been in a secret garden, where imagination, playfulness, naivety is everything and where all the colours are scaled up and you have the nerve to believe in your own genius. This is also how we want our music to feel when you listen. We are not going for social realism. Making this album didn’t feel like having a grown-up job, it felt more like being in a season of Teletubbies”.
Composed of Emil Goll (Vox/guitar), Alexander Malone (Bass) and Joachim Dencker (Drums) Scarlet Pleasure has created a unique position for themselves by combining a distinct visual profile with their ability to constantly invent new tendencies. Scarlet Pleasure have been on a meteoric rise since 2014 with their unique brand of sunny, alternative pop. On a planet far, far away where the grass is always green and the only limit is the blue sky above, the band hopes to bring some optimism back to 2020 with the release of Garden.
The first chapter of Garden is named in part for Scarlet Pleasure’s dedication to living green and protecting the planet from climate change. Their “Garden” will continue to be nurtured and grow, as they’ll add new songs throughout the fall.
“We’ve created a place of our own where the rules of Earth don’t apply,” the band explains when talking about the making of their upcoming album Garden and the video for latest single “SOS.”
“The recent weeks and months of 2020, made us think about marginalised communities and those who are deprived of access to things in life that a lot of us take for granted. We wanted the ‘SOS’ video to transport us all to this place of simplicity and happiness,” Scarlet Pleasure continues.
“Yeah someday, it will fall into place
See those cracks there in the clouds, it gets better, it gets better.”
– Scarlet Pleasure on “Better”
On “Better” – the first single released from the new album – Scarlet Pleasure reassures you that everything is going to be all right and that nothing, be it positive or negative, is permanent. ”This is a very simple philosophy for us”, says singer Emil Goll: “We want to celebrate positivity. We want to represent hope, because hope is what keeps you on your feet and from sliding into indifference.”