Every Motion is the second solo single by Felix Räuber, known to many outside his native Germany as the frontman of Polarkreis 18 – a band that achieved much acclaim for amongst other songs, their indie anthem Allein Allein. His solo career has taken him in a very different direction, still creating crowd pleasing music but of a more personal, contemplative nature, as you can hear on Every Motion.
Räuber says the song is about ‘the fear of being involved with someone, the conflict of closeness and distance in relationships.’ That’s something you can feel intensely as it swings from the more quiet and intimate sections to occasions – movements if you will – that capture the claustrophobic nature of intimacy, even when that intimacy is interrupted by physical distances and relies on the emotional bond alone.
With its mix of baroque sounds, dubstep, downtempo, electronica and occasional dissonant beats, the track inhabits a musical hinterland shared with artists like Nils Frahm, Moderat and Radiohead. Every Motion reads more like a musical and psychological journey than a song, but it’s one well worth taking.
Every Motion is out now and can be streamed on Spotify, and is available to download via GooglePlay as well as other digital outlets. The track will also feature on his upcoming Wall EP which is due out 25th May.
Felix Räuber will be playing gigs in May on the back of the EP, performing at ACUD, Berlin on the 23rd, Haekken in Hamburg on the 24th and finishing off at the Societaetstheater in Dresden on the 29th.