Niklas Paschburg is a young Hamburg based composer and musician. Last year he released his first full-length Oceanic, out via !K7’s imprint 7K!. After 2019’s “Blooming (In C Minor)”, he’s back with a new track titled “IF” which will be part of the new album, out in 2020.

New single ‘If’ was created in one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas, the remote islands and their rapidly changing landscapes indicating the more immediate and visible effects of climate change. This ever-present theme resonates with Niklas – one which he holds close in his heart and mind. With temperatures never peaking above minus twenty degrees Celsius, sunlight hours are numbered at zero, an “inhospitable and uncomfortable” place to convalesce. The track articulates the traces which these remote environments have left in Niklas’ mind – something pressing is present in the music, its urgency roams searching for sources of energy and relief. All these impressions come from a piece of music which is both melancholic and positive, something to cradle us from anxieties, to make us both dance and run.

Listen below.