We covered Dresden duo ÄTNA back in September of last year with their sharp yet stunning Ruining My Brain. Inéz and Demian have been working on a new album since then, and they’ve recently dropped the title track, Made By Design.

It’s certainly a change in tone from their previous work. More melodic, in fact, a lot more romantic but with a spiky edge to it, similar to Christine and the Queens. It’s pop, but on its own terms, with a hint of fire to the vocals and unerring confidence to both the lyrics and arrangement, welcoming you into their world in an assured, friendly yet firm manner.

ÄTNA play a private gig in Berlin on the 23rd of January courtesy of Spotify; to find out if tickets are still available, click hereMade By Desire is available to stream or download on all major platforms including Spotify, with information on more options to be found on the duo’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Made By Desire the album is due for release on the 14th  of February via Humming Records. The duo will be touring Switzerland and Germany in support of the album.