Today, Kasbo releases his debut album Places We Don’t Know via Foreign Family Collective/Counter Records.
The LP features TENDER, Frida Sundemo, Keiynan Lonsdale, Amanda Fondell, and many more. Singles leading into release, including “Aldrig Mer (feat. TENDER),” “Snow In Gothenburg,” “Over You (feat. Frida Sundemo),” and “Bleed It Out (feat. Nea)” have garnered immense success at Spotify & Apple Music with over 12 million combined streams. Featured on Sirius XM Chill, KEXP, KCRW, and seen in Billboard, The FADER, The 405, Dancing Astronaut, Stereogum, Pilerats, Stoney Roads, and Highsnobiety, Kasbo earned multiple chart toppers this year on Hype Machine. Most recently, Kasbo also recently collaborated with producer Shallou on their recent record “Find” featuring Cody Lovaas.
When talking about Places We Don’t Know, Kasbo says, “It feels incredible to be releasing my debut album. It’s been such a long process and such a long challenge it kind of felt like this day would never come, but it did.
Conceptually the album is about romanticizing a naive world view. That naiveness and ignorance is something to be cherished. There’s something really beautiful about the perfect worldview you have as a kid, that the world is harmless, beautiful and good. The more you learn and experience though, the more you realize everything isn’t perfect. So the less you know, the more beautiful it is, it’s the things we haven’t done, the places we don’t know, that have this unquestionable beauty to it. It’s this world I’m trying to mirror with my album, the one that stays in your imagination.
Musically I knew I wanted to do a sonic representation of the concept, blending worldly sounds with small bedroom type samples and soundscapes. I really loved the idea of those two polarizing things being the two main factors that would lay the ground for the album.”
Check out dates for Kasbo’s upcoming tour, which include performances at Coachella & Firefly, below.