Hailing from Oslo comes Hajk, a five-man indie rock band. Their debut self-titled album was released on 28 April 2017.
The track ‘Medicine’, has a near-acoustic feel, with a slow, steady beat, mesmerising harmonisation and haunting lyrics. ‘Common Sense’ is an upbeat track, with honest lyrics – which is in line with Hajk’s sound and the feel of the album as a whole.
‘Magazine’ has already received rave reviews from many music publications, including Noisey who described it as, “slightly like the first spring in your step on a May morning.” The lead single ‘Best Friend’ invokes a sense of nostalgia, that fuses an 80s synth beats with alternative rock instrumentals. The lyrics tell of the end of a friendship due to betrayal and lies, which is perfectly summed up in the hook: “I don’t know if I can ever trust you again – what ever happened to my best friend?”
Hajk are bound to soon be one of your favourite bands, and their debut album will be on heavy rotation on radio stations and your iPod alike. You can buy the album here.
Listen to ‘Best Friend’ below: