Henric de la Cour - Grenade / Harmony Dies
Synthpop, Pop Henric de la Cour's self-titled debut album is one of the most influential releases for me of 2011. It's still one of my most popular choices of albums and I listen to it almost once or twice every week. Needless to say, I was mighty excited to see what kind of two new tracks we are presented with on this vinyl.

"Grenade" is a ballad, pure and strong. It's true to the sound of the debut album and probably resembles the track "Gothic", if I had to make a comparison. A quite slow and monotone verse that later blooms out in a garden of emotional sounds in the chorus. I've been lucky enough to get a preview of the video which has been made for this track, when it's out, you should really check it out. Original, odd and simply... perfect.

On the B-side "Harmony Dies", you can tell that old habits are hard to kill, because we surely have some Yvonne influenced pop rock going on here, more than we have seen before from Henric's solo project. In context, it's good to select something more upbeat as the B-side in contrast towards the A-side ballad, but the track itself does not really live up to the superb standard I've grown used to. Compared to "Grenade", it's simply too soulless.

This limited 7" will be available from the 23rd of May. It's going to go pretty quick, so if you are a fan of Henric, make sure you order your copy right away before it's too late. However, this release might be directed towards the hardcore fans, the rest of you guys have to put your hope in that "Grenade" will be on Henric de la Cour's next album, because it's a track you don't want to miss out on.
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Henric de la Cour - Grenade / Harmony Dies

Henric de la Cour's self-titled debut album is one of the most influential releases for me of 2011. It's still one of my most popular choices of albums and I listen to it almost once or twice every week. Needless to say, I was mighty excited to see what kind of two new tracks we are presented with on this vinyl.

"Grenade" is a ballad, pure and strong. It's true to the sound of the debut album and probably resembles the track "Gothic", if I had to make a comparison. A quite slow and monotone verse that later blooms out in a garden of emotional sounds in the chorus. I've been lucky enough to get a preview of the video which has been made for this track, when it's out, you should really check it out. Original, odd and simply... perfect.

On the B-side "Harmony Dies", you can tell that old habits are hard to kill, because we surely have some Yvonne influenced pop rock going on here, more than we have seen before from Henric's solo project. In context, it's good to select something more upbeat as the B-side in contrast towards the A-side ballad, but the track itself does not really live up to the superb standard I've grown used to. Compared to "Grenade", it's simply too soulless.

This limited 7" will be available from the 23rd of May. It's going to go pretty quick, so if you are a fan of Henric, make sure you order your copy right away before it's too late. However, this release might be directed towards the hardcore fans, the rest of you guys have to put your hope in that "Grenade" will be on Henric de la Cour's next album, because it's a track you don't want to miss out on.
May 15 2012

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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