Indie quartet Mansfield reveal an emotional side to their songwriting with ‘Someone Else’

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Danish indie quartet Mansfield reveals a more emotional side to their songwriting on their latest single release, ‘Someone Else’. The song is about lost and unrequited love and speaks directly to the listener with its relatable lyrics. With a catchy chorus and compelling melody lines, ‘Someone Else’ is a captivating ballad led by heartfelt vocals, acoustic guitars and orchestral strings.

Since releasing their debut album ‘Star-Crossed Lovers’ in 2020, Mansfield has actively performed across Denmark, England and Germany, all the while diligently recording new material. ‘Star-Crossed Lovers’ received 4- and 5-star reviews in Danish and international music press, and it was awarded ‘Album of the Week’ on Danish national radio, generating consecutive airplay ever since. In 2023, Mansfield released their EP ‘Come Rain or Shine’ which was very well received and generated a lot of radio play in Denmark as well as internationally.

With ‘Someone Else’Mansfield is taking a step forward in their musical development by sharing their most personal and honest song to date. The acoustically led ballad features strings and groovy drums supporting lead singer Christian Stage’s intimate vocals. As the songwriter of the band, Christian Stage explains: “This song is not about bitterness or resentment. The idea for the lyrics comes from the realisation that love may hit you like a hammer, both in a positive and a negative way. But to understand and appreciate love, you sometimes need to get your fingers burnt.”

Drummer Filip Gulløv adds, “Our hope is that listeners can connect with the lyrics, finding solace and inspiration. It's a reminder that moving forward often means leaving the past behind, focusing on the brighter path ahead.” 

The music video for ‘Someone Else’ illustrates the song lyrics in a black and white recording. Filmed in just one take with the band performing in the background, the video shows actors Celine Højbjerg and Jens Vinther in a moving and emotional dramatisation of the conflict. Video producer Andreas Valdemar’s portrayal of the song is both relatable and realistic.

Upon the release of ‘Someone Else’Mansfield will support British indie band All The Young in Copenhagen and Hamburg on February 17 and 18. All The Young paved the way for Mansfield’s recent performance in London with upcoming band Marseille. On their forthcoming album, Mansfield has once again teamed up with renowned Danish producer Morten Bue who has worked with Mew, Kashmir, José González and Tindersticks. Released by DME and available on all digital platforms on February 9th, ‘Someone Else’ is the first single to be taken from the album ‘For All the Right Reasons’ set for release on May 17th 2024.

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