It’s undeniable that when it comes to producing visionary pop acts, the Nordics never fail to impress. One of the most intriguing and promising bands brought to my attention this year is Takykardia, a Copenhagen-based trio. Their alt-electronic tracks are not just impressive, but they are also a testament to the band’s unparalleled dedication to stand out from the pack. In their latest release, “Jaw Dance,” Takykardia takes on the nightlife phenomenon “coke jaw” with an elaborate and captivating approach that only they can deliver.

This band’s lyrical narratives are uncompromisingly honest on the most provocative of subjects, and they issue a powerful warning on the harmful side effects of drug use. With Luna Matz as their vocalist, the band paints a vivid picture of her uneasiness when spending time around acquaintances who indulge in drug-taking. By shining a light on the dangers of drug use, this band encourages listeners to avoid its negative impact.

“People are free to do whatever they please and get high if they like. Maybe I’m just boring or too vain? That being said, I’ve never partied or hung out with a person I thought was funnier or sweeter with a dancing jaw and that non-stop-ego-chatter on. Luna states.

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Takykardia’s lyrics are already impressive on their own, but it’s the punchy soundtrack that really elevates the overall impact of their music. The skittish melody and magnetic electro-bass line work together in perfect harmony to create a crisp and icy pop banger, especially when paired with Luna’s beautifully nuanced vocals.

The group’s music has certainly made an impact not just in the Nordics but also globally. Their debut album, “Better” released in 2020, garnered international recognition with radio support from BBC Radio 6, Worldwide FM, and Rinse FM. Their upcoming sophomore album set to release in 2024 with, “Jaw Dance” as a prelude, is expected to further elevate their status in the music industry. Unquestionably, Takykardia’s unique and creative sound is making it impossible for them to go unnoticed.

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