The track list of Niki & The Dove’s new record reads much as if the artists had their hearts broken, went on a far-away holiday, got very drunk and danced all night. Not particularly in that order. The duo from Stockholm—nominated for the BBC’s Sound of the Year in 2012—present Everybody’s Heart Is Broken Now, shooting for the heart with their self-defined music genre, “Cupid”.
Between the lines of indie and electronic, the sound landscape of the record is much more acoustic and less ethereal than its predecessor, yet Niki & The Dove strike the same chord and again mesmerize the human psych. With Malin Dahlstrom on vocals and Gustaf Karlof on production once more, the new sound is groovier and sometimes melancholic, yet shimmering with sunlight. Get ready for the highs (and beautiful lows) of summer.