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In January 2017, a fully formed pop banger titled ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D’, was uploaded to streaming services. In the space of a few days, the song landed in Spotify’s esteemed New Music Friday playlist. Racking up millions of streams, it piqued the attention of Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. But Superorganism, the mysterious group behind it, were a complete unknown. A social media presence, or even a photo were nowhere to be seen.
Such secrecy wasn’t some savvy media hype masterplan concocted by the multinational eight-piece – it was a result of the band’s chaotic, sprawling reach. The core of the collective met on music forums years ago, when kiwi multi-instrumentalists Emily and Harry were members of a creative community that kicked around tracks across borders on email. In late 2016, ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D’ ended up with friend and collaborator, Orono, a 17-year-old living in Maine, USA.
Now, all eight members are living in a four-bedroom house in east London. Not that that will stop them working together in their own unusual way.“Even when we live together, we do a lot of the work by sending electronic files between each other in our rooms,” Harry explains.
So with the mystery over, a deal with Domino Records inked and hotly anticipated UK live dates booked for next month, Superorganism will be making the world a more colourful and chaotic place for the foreseeable future.
Text source: NME