Acoustic renditions of pop or electronic sometimes are often much better than the original. Shy shy shy’s Someone Else is a perfect example.
Gone is the dance-floor anthem with a big pop sound and a grooving bass, replaced with Simon Kjeldgaards’ guitar and backing vocals while Astrid Corde’s tender vocals slice the space. The cold and bitter rivulets of loneliness come through in this emotive and intimate affair. Speaking on the video, Cordes says:
“We recorded this session at our local public bath ‘Sjællandgade Bad’ in Copenhagen. We felt that being alone in a place constructed for many people would emphasize the loneliness of the song. It is shot in one take and recorded with a simple stereo mic set up. This means no editing, no manipulation and no cheating. Just Simon and me singing our song.”
Shy shy shy’s debut album, “Make Up”, is due March 2 and illustrates the contrasts between what you want to show the world and what you want to hide away; what you want to do vs. what you actually do; what you say vs. how you really feel. Lyrically, Shy shy shy examines the contrasts of their own personalities and open up about topics you don’t want to talk about. The result is a catchy synth-pop-album which, with topics like jealousy, secrecy, wanderlust, and loneliness, reflects those emotions and experiences most people will have at some point.