X Games Norway 2018: Introducing Lemaitre
Listen to the duo on Spotify here.
Welcome Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based electronic duo Lemaitre to X Games Norway 2018, who return with new single 'Machine.' The duo's first new offering since 2017 blends bright synth lines, jangly guitar riffs, and soaring melody into a sweetly wistful, indie-pop-inspired confection. Relationship issues send the track's narrator into emotional overload and leave him yearning for a simpler, more mechanical existence.
'Machine' is the first in a series of new tracks from Lemaitre. Forthcoming singles 'Control,' 'Little Things' and 'Big' are the results of Lemaitre's collaborations with producers Coucheron, Jerry Folk, Bearson and William Larsen, all of whom are also Norwegian artists living in L.A. The tracks will be released over the course of the year.
Known for their incendiary live sets, Lemaitre constantly change up their show to specifically suit each audience and venue, typically bringing in a full band, sometimes with an entire horn section.
Lemaitre's commitment to upending what's expected of the musical experience dates back to their earliest days as a duo. After meeting at a party in Oslo and bonding over their love of the Chemical Brothers and Basement Jaxx, Lund and Jansen started making music as teenagers. In summer 2010, they had a major breakthrough when 'The Friendly Sound' - their second-ever release -- hit No. 1 on Hype Machine overnight. In early 2012, Lemaitre released the first EP in their Relativity series.
Streams of the hit single 'Closer' now exceed 50 million on Spotify.