Christian Löffler will be releasing his new album, Lys, in March 2020!
“Lys” serves as a sequel and contrast to Graal , its predecessor. Whereas the latter is the result of a six-month period spent largely on the road in between live shows, the former is a studio release in the truest sense, recorded and compiled in the serenity of Löffler’s home studio. While produced within four walls, Lys ’ grounding comes from what lies beyond them—Graal, Müritz.
“I realised that the light is different in the north of Germany, and this became an overall theme for the album,” Löffler explains. “Before I had Mare , and Forest , and now it’s become light,” hence the album’s title, meaning “light” in Danish.
Rather than capturing a specific moment in time or emotion, Lys is a selection of Löffler’s favorite productions from the past three years, compiled into one enchanting and deeply moving listening experience.
Whereas on previous album Löffler used his voice as a tool or instrument, heavily altered and unrecognizable most of the time, for Lys he puts them front and centre in order to capture his innermost feelings with actual words rather than only moods. The album also features the vocals of Menke, a young Swedish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Mohna, a staple on his recent tours. “She’s part of my musical world and so I wanted to have her on the album,” Löffler explains.
Lys is coming out via Ki Records, Löffler’s own label, launched in 2009 as a platform for the music that inspires him.
Christian will also be playing around Europe for the next few months: