While the original Credo single, which Mary Anne Hobbs chose as BBC Radio 6 Musics Track of the Week, was an atmospheric and primary instrumental piece, Credo, Pt. II features a beautiful melody and lead vocal by longtime collaborator Coco O. with whom August has toured the world with as musical director and pianist in her project Quadron. This new collaboration was initiated by Prxjects, a culture laboratory launched by Mercedes-Benz.
“Coco’s voice has been a huge part of my life for the past ten years since I started playing with Quadron. It was my dream to have her be part of the album and she co-wrote the song “Credo”. When we got the chance, we made a whole new song out of the vibe on “Credo” and Coco sings on it – the result is “Credo Pt. II”.” August Rosenbaum explains.
“I wrote the lyrics back when I was 21 and never had been in a relationship – but its still feels relevant today somehow Coco adds and August continues: It says something universal about the quarrels of growing older and I really love the way it turned out. Dark, poetic and emo, it’s the perfect mood for the fall.”
The collaboration between August and Prxjects started last year before the album’s visual side was developed and before August found his record label. Up until now the collaboration has primarily focused on the visual side of the music, including the music video of “Nebula”, directed by Andreas Emenius and with “Credo, Pt. II (feat. Coco O.) “the collaboration takes a new and once again very ambitious turn.
Signe Christiani from Prxjects about working with August Rosenbaum:
“It’s been a great pleasure to work with August Rosenbaum on his album Vista. Uncompromising professionalism is an essential value for us – and a value that August Rosenbaum represents in the finest way in his artistic practice. To us, August is capable of transcending genres and creating something original, whether he works with pop stars like MØ or writing scores for The Royal Danish Theater. “Credo Pt. II ” is an example of this particular ability, and we are of course immensely proud that the song has emerged from Prxjects.”
The earlier music video for Nebula can be seen HERE
The Danish pianist & composer August Rosenbaum has been involved in some of the most influential Danish music in recent years. He has been touring the world as the keyboard player for Quadron, made string arrangements for Mø and recorded the piano on Rhyes album Woman. 2017 is the year when August will put himself in front and center and release his new solo album Vista on Tambourhinoceros (Efterklang, IRAH, Palace Winter etc.).
August describes Vista as A score in search of a movie and its a fascinating album of evocative and soulful music that brings together his rich musical background in both jazz, classical music, film scoring and pop. Vista is written and produced in collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Robin Hannibal who’ve worked with an impressive range of artists including Little Dragon and Kendrick Lamar.
Forthcoming August Rosenbaum live dates:
Dec 7, 2017 – WHS Teatteri Union, Helsinki – Finland – Tickets – (Solo)
Jan 17, 2018 – Eurosonic, Groningen – Netherlands – (Band)
Jan 18, 2018 – Vega, Copenhagen – Denmark – Tickets – (Band)