Estonia based three piece Würffel bring you their vibrant pop-electronica in the form of the album I’m Facing North which is released Europe-wide in April 2017. The first taste of the album comes in the form of single 'Technical Honesty’ and accompanying video. The three members of Würffel comprise of vocalist Rosanna and instrumentalists Kaspar and Tarvi.
Kaspar and Tarvi have had a long friendship playing music together. After various projects in many genres the two decided to go deep into the world of electro pop. “At some point we decided to do some electro-pop stuff, we actually wrote a few songs but we were way too busy at the time to get it going but eventually we came back to the idea in late 2013.” recounts Kaspar. “We asked Rosanna to join the band, she was really happy about it and then we started to write music together.”
Tarvi tells us more on the origins of Würffel; “After our first show in Tallinn Music Week we got this extra kick and looked forward to put some new energy into the project. We’ve really enjoyed the process and progress. I think our music is very catchy and can appeal to any potential audience. We like to keep our music simple and outward looking. You can get lost inside our sound structures, melodies and beats.”
After moving to Tallinn as a 15 year old and appearing on Estonian Idol , Rosanna found the perfect lift off to her music career by hooking up with Kaspar and Tarvi to form the definitive Würffel line-up. “As I have always wanted to write melodies and lyrics but didn’t actually know how to create the world around it, that band was a dream come true for me. And as the connection between us as a band and friends has grown, making music has gotten more and more fun over time”.
I'm Facing North and lyrical inspiration
Würffel expand on the ideas behind new album I’m Facing North “After finishing our debut album we couldn't stop writing music. Good vibes and the anticipation of what the combination of all three of us could create was only growing. Also the new material had all the signs of creating a new sound for us. Starting from the drums which were digital instead of acoustic, ending up with lyrics which were all inspired by our current relationships or personal conversations." The lyrics for two songs from the album came from this source, conversations between the band members. One was album title track ‘I’m Facing North’ and the other was new single ‘Technical Honesty’.
Rosanna: “I remember going to our studio for a session and Tarvi was a bit late. So I had time for a moan to Kaspar about how my personal relationship was a bit damaged by my blatant honesty. Kaspar had a long laugh at first and then basically thought that being honest doesn't always have to include talking about everything. I was going to start writing lyrics for our new song anyway, I took on Kaspar’s thoughts and worked them into ‘Technical Honesty’."
Watch Technical Honesty: