Séance Air New Single “Follow The Leader”

Séance Air New Single "Follow The Leader"

Swedish synth-pop/electronic duo Séance have aired new single “Follow The Leader“.

The track is the first taste of their upcoming album ‘Dark Flow‘, to be released in September 1st. Get it here.

Watch/listen below.

Séance “Follow The Leader”
Séance Bio

A successful synth-pop duo from Switzerland, they toured Europe in the 80 and early 90s and enjoyed international indie success with their album Blue Dolphin Blue (PIAS).

Then it became quiet, “musically, a lot changed in the 90s towards dance and house – that wasn’t our thing,” explains Ralf L. Aerne. He opened a shop specialising in the sale and repair of analogue synthesizers (Audioklinik), while his bandmate Reto Caduff moved to New York and made a name for himself as a director of music videos and documentaries. But the passion for electronic music never waned.

In recent years, more and more young bands have started to work with the synthesizer sounds and drum machine patterns originated in the 80s. For Aerne and Caduff, this was the moment to bring Séance out of hibernation. “The sound of that time has its own character, “analogue soul”, that’s what we grew up with. It’s great that young artists are now drawing with these tools,” explains Reto Caduff.

In autumn 2019, the remastered album Blue Dolphin Blue, which the band recorded with Blaine L Reininger (Tuxedomoon) in Brussels in 1988, was released digitally for the first time as well as their debut EP Detlef and Destemonias End (1987).

Then came WHERE WE CAME FROM, Séance’s first studio album in 30 years. Ten new songs, recorded in London in winter 2019 with producer David M. Allen (The Cure, Sisters Of Mercy, Depeche Mode) at the mixing desk of legendary producer Conny Plank.

Finally released in the spring of 2022, WHERE WE CAME FROM is both the title of the album and a reference to the musical past, a commitment to the sounds that inspired the artists in their youth and motivated them to make music.