If you've never heard of Korallreven, then you've officially found them just as they depart. The Swedish dream pop duo had been going since 2009, but only came to my attention earlier this year due to a gig they played in London that I didn't even attend. It's safe to say that I also let them pass me by, so it's a shame that the next time their name caught my eye once was when they were saying goodbye.
They head into the sunset a vibrant track 'Here In Iowa' that can be played on repeat, and the following words:
It has been a trippie trip, sort of a dream come true, sort of a dream become shattered. Kinda incredible how Korallreven, with this weird name in Swedish snowballed from bedroom recordings in Stockholm into a headlining US tour, festivals around Europe, amazing collaborations and all this love we have felt from all around. It’s been magic, but there is a time for everything and an end to everything too, also with Korallreven.
So, enjoy this single, as you would the last drop of fresh water in the jungle. It sort of underlines exactly everything we wanted to do from the beginning but never yet achieved. Lifelovingness, big words and melancholy in three and a half minutes, for the last time.
Daniel & Marcus
Korallreven leave behind two albums, 2011's An Album By Korallreven and 2014's Second Comin'.