Three years after Fixion, Danish musician and producer Trentemøller shared a new cinematographic and “foggy” track titled “Sleeper”. Now he shared a new one titled “In The Garden” which features vocalist Lina Tullgren. It is the second excerpt from the new album which will be released in the fall of 2019. As the press release reports, “This is a song about writing a song.”
When she was handed the music to Anders Trentemøller’s “In The Garden,” Lina Tullgren may not have known it was meant to be an instrumental, like the rest of the songs on the new album. In a meta way, it feels right that the lyrics she contributed plot the journey of a kernel in an artist’s mind to becoming a fully fleshed out idea, and ultimately a completed work. No stranger to warbling, compressed guitars, and reverb-soaked ambience in her own music, Tullgren unsurprisingly understood where Anders was coming from, and stitched in her contribution, creating a symbiosis between instrumentalist and vocalist.
“I was thinking about how we don’t really write songs. We’re more like conduits for them, and often lyrics just flow out of you without any sort of rhyme or reason. Sometimes it’s decisive, and you’re simply trying to capture what and how you felt in a situation, but more often it’s not about adeliberate process, and more like blindly channelling.”