Folk outfit Benedikt get nostalgic about “Old Friends”

It's the first single taken from their sophomore album.

It’s the first single taken from their sophomore album.

Returning with their first outing since last year’s debut album Communal Work, Benedikt share their new single ‘Old Friends’.

Emerging from the solo project of Hans Olav Settems, Benedikt has since morphed into a nine-piece band with members scattered all across their native Norway. Whilst their first collection discussed destructive friendships and “realising you’re not young and promising anymore”, their new single takes a different tack.

The first track to be shared from their forthcoming second album – which is still to be named, ‘Old Friends’ delves into nostalgia and the hurt and sadness that comes with losing someone close. Decorated with the delicate pluck of guitars, the track weaves an almost hypnotic soundscape as hushed vocal harmonies evoke the vulnerability of the moment. Stunning.

‘Old Friends’ is available now via Koke Plate.