Imitating Aeroplanes – Hourglass

You may never have heard of Imitating Aeroplanes, but it actually is a supergroup. A superduo, to be precise, consisting of The Wombatsโ€™s Tord ร˜verland Knudsen and Team Meโ€™s Marius Drogsรฅs Hagen. They are childhood friends and grew up together in the Norwegian town of Elverum.

On 22 September the pair will release their debut album as Imitating Aeroplanes, titled Planet Language. โ€œThe whole idea of this album was to do things we havenโ€™t done before, and things that we couldnโ€™t do in our existingย projects,โ€ Knudsen explains.

Hourglass is the long playerโ€™s lead single. The song is inspired by Japanese folklore character Urashima Tarล, a fisherman who went to visit the underwater palace of Ryลซjin and returned to his village to find himself 300 years in the future. Hagen adds: โ€œThe lyric is kinda dark, but itโ€™s optimistic in the sense ofย just living in the now, andย always looking forward, and making the most of this small fragment of time that we have.โ€

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