Out now via ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective Label
OCTOBER 4, 2023—Following up his triumphant return to the music scene with his first solo release in three years, Swedish electronic music extraordinaire Kasbo is back again with his second offering of the year, a warm, blissful new song titled “Alive,” which is out now via ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective label. Alongside the release, Kasbo hints at a new forthcoming body of work to come in the near future as he embarks on an adventure that explores catharsis and escapism through dance music.
“Alive” serves as the perfect sonic mixture of Kasbo’s past and future as he calls on the euphoric elements of his production that his fans adore and the forward-thinking, uptempo rhythms that reflect his evolving passion for the dancefloor. Anchored in the moment with a soothing, four-on-the-floor pattern, Kasbo conjures a whirlwind of heavenly synths, pads, and vocals that culminate in a swell of music that washes over you. Always displaying transparency as an artist, Kasbo details the moment that he knew “Alive” would be his next release:
“I think you are constantly looking for what that next inspiration to write a record will be… never knowing if today or tomorrow will be the day you find that moment or idea that makes you realize what it is you want to say.
A few months ago, I was working on “Alive,” and something just effortlessly clicked. There was something about the song that felt like the next direction and sound for Kasbo. It encompasses everything I love about electronic dance music–the euphoria, the sense of adventure, and escape that happens when you remove the distractions.
The last few years have been a lot of finding myself and what I want to put out next into the world. I had been working on a bunch of demos but “Alive” is the first song that to me really begins to represent what’s next in the Kasbo world.
Being able to release this track as well as seeing the response to “The Way You Had Me” has given me so much inspiration to dive back into my demos and build out that next big body of work.” —Kasbo
Kasbo’s initial return this summer with “The Way You Had Me” was met with overwhelming support from fans and media. EDM.com claimed it “reaffirms his songwriting and production mastery” while Magnetic Magazine called it “the perfect vibe to exit summer with.” The track became a mainstay on Sirius XM’s Chill channel, racking up nearly 100 spins since its release.
Previously supported by Complex, Billboard, The Fader, Flaunt, DJ Mag & more, Kasbo, real name Carl Garsbo, first established himself as a sensation across electronic music with his transformative, emotional sound on his 2018 debut album, Places We Don’t Know. Following his second album, The Making of a Paracosm, released on Foreign Family Collective and Counter Records in 2020, Kasbo returns in 2023 with a newfound reverence for euphoric club music. Through masterful expertise in sound design, the Swedish producer and songwriter continues to introduce music that connects and stirs on a deeper level with rare grace while constantly evolving to fit his tastes. With past tour support for ODESZA, Glass Animals, Louis The Child, & San Holo, plus appearances at Coachella, Electric Forest, Firefly, and more, Kasbo’s trajectory is set to reach new heights through the end of the year.
While putting his new passion for DJing into practice, Kasbo still directs much of his focus to his live show. On October 7, he’ll be wrapping up his North American tour, where he played direct support for Jai Wolf’s ‘Blue Babu’ tour, where he performed live at iconic American venues such as the Brooklyn Mirage, Mission Ballroom, The Greek Theatre, and more.
With an increasingly expanding skill set, Kasbo has reached the trifecta of modern dance music as a live performer, a DJ, and a producer, with more to come in 2023. Over his career, his music has resonated with listeners around the world, amassing a total of nearly 500 million combined streams to date.
Kasbo Upcoming Tour Dates
October 6 – Sunbar, Tempe, AZ (Club Set)
October 7 – WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA