With echoes of synth-pop luminaries like Chromatics or Au Revoir Simone, ‘Chemistry’ is crisp of production and dreamy by design; a bewitching concoction of minimal, syncopated percussion and ethereal synthesisers. Intimate, yet enigmatic, ‘Chemistry’ feels like a love song from the heart of loneliness. Lyrics materialise through the darkness like preoccupied thoughts: “It’s the way you touch my heart, everything becomes clearer in the dark”; Teresa’s dreamy, detached vocals eventually disappearing into an ether of electronics with the repeated refrain: “there’s nothing left out there, that makes me scared, nothing”.
The Ghost of Helags are singer-songwriter and producer duo Teresa Woischiski and John Alexander Ericson. Hailing from Sweden and now located in Berlin, the pairing combine the dream pop sounds of their Scandinavian roots with the electronic nuances inspired by their newfound home. Following on from New Music Friday playlisted debut single ‘I Carry Your Heart’ and heavenly follow-ups ‘Autobahn Lullaby’ (a tribute to their Berlin home) and 2019’s ‘The Santa Rosa Song’.
Renowned for their intimate live shows, the band will be bringing a special performance to The Big Issue’s ‘Big Busk At Home’ online festival this weekend. The fundraiser will see the duo beam in a set from Berlin at 5.30pm BST, joining a day of music which will also see performances from Karima Francis, Everything Everything, Beans On Toast and more.
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