Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz enjoyed plenty of success in Australia with their singles ‘Am I Wrong?’, ‘In Your Arms’ and ‘That’s How You Know’; the latter from their 2015 ‘Cornerstone’ EP, which they described in our INTERVIEW back in November as “an appetiser”, revealing that “the rest of the album will come out at the top of the year.” Which it hasn’t. Yet.
But new single ‘Praying To God’ is a step in the right direction towards its release.
If its style is any indication, it could very well be that album number three from the boys will be a much more spiritual, more meaningful affair. There’s no percussion to speak of here… just a minimalistic piano-driven melody behind a message of hopelessness in the face of endless possibility and the power of dreams.
Yes, it’s a million miles away from their previous, more chart-focused offerings, but ‘Praying To A God’ shows us a softer, more genuine side to one of Norway’s biggest pop exports.