Featured years ago in our Fresh Wax feature, indie chamber rock band Ophelia Syndrome have released a new album, North Sea, the follow-up to 2012’s All Things Forgotten. The band has shared the new single, “Stay”, from the album, a charming folk single that’s reminiscent of First Aid Kit and The Lumineers. However, the song is merely the tip of the iceberg when examining the versatility of the band’s latest album where Ophelia Syndrome are never pigeonholed to one particular music genre. Get started with “Stay” and then follow it up with the rest of North Sea.
The band on their new album, North Sea:
For this album we decided to return to our natural habitat attempting to achieve a truly honest, cathartic, and performance-based vibe. We enlisted our good friends Dan Rodrigues and Kori Pop to produce and record the album in Dan’s basement.
We wanted to find balance between North Sea’s often depressing themes of loss, failure, betrayal, abuse, inadequacy, anger, helplessness, and other forms of general human stupidity by having more fun than you can imagine making music with friends.