Weval is the Amsterdam-based duo that involves Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers. Three years after self-titled debut full-length, they announced the release of a new album. The Weight is out on March 8th via Kompakt. The album is the fruit of a whole new working process for them – more playful and unpredictable – which saw them switch from “guitars lying around to piano, onto our own synths and the most cheap quirky toys synths you can imagine.”
“We’ve always wanted a narrative for the album, and finding the right order perhaps took the most effort” they explain; “we felt anxious, felt insanely positive, felt heartbroken again, felt in love again, and there was death, and even suicide around us. It was quite chaotic.”
“Heaven, Listen” is the first excerpt. Listen below.