De Dødelige feat. AMRO — Langt væk herfra
I’m not sure what’s going on. In fact I’m quite confused. This is contemporary Danish music.. And I like it. Everything about it. It’s poetic, honest and on repeat. I was casually browsing my dashboard as I stumbled upon this song and it made me think of a dear friend. Yes. It made me THINK. Could you imagine? Modern music triggering cognitive activity. Outlandish.
An unforeseen consequence of being an anglophile Dane, studying in English, speaking English daily, and having more friends to whom Danish is an enigma than a form of communication, has been the gradual destruction of my mother tongue (actually ‘father tongue’, as my mum is Spanish) in terms of my ability to speak it properly and appreciate its sound. What I am trying to say is that I have come to think of Danish as rather silly and shallow in comparison to the Anglo-Saxon tongue. “Langt væk herfra” forces me to reevaluate that, and what a pleasure it is. I have spent the night listening to De Dødelige (“The Mortals” in English) and they have certainly earned this new fan of theirs.