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Astrid Cordes ‘Surrender’ – LISTEN

By RawKeith

August 25, 2023

Astrid Cordes

“I've never experienced anything that activated all my emotions at once before I had a kid. Suddenly, everything seems impossible and still completely obvious, beautiful and terrifying. It empowers you, gives strength and makes you more vulnerable than ever – it’s everything and nothing at the same time. Nothing's what it used to be, however, everything's the same.”

This is how Astrid Cordes describes her experience of becoming a mother. It was an experience so life changing and inspiring to the Danish singer and songwriter that she bravely wrote songs that embrace both the beauty, misery and change of the torn time Astrid was going through. The result is an honest and complex portrait – a coherent body of work collected as an ambitious EP-trilogy.

Originally written on a harp, ‘Surrender’ is the captivating lead single from Astrid Cordes’ third and final EP. She miraculously transformed the strings into a playful synth-theme on top of an unstoppable kraut-rock beat while lively piano parts and horn-sections build the crescendo of a euphoric outro.

"’Surrender’ is about living your life instead of longing for another. If you lose yourself to dreaming, you wont go anywhere in reality. On the other hand, I believe that if you surrender to reality, no matter how unfair or chaotic it may seem, you’ll find, that there’s an actual possibility to grow, play and live - and for dreams to come true," Astrid Cordes says.

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