Alternative duo ‘Kafka’ from Amsterdam show the greatness of Dutch music with their new track ‘Out of Tune’ that is ready to play in the Formula Indie the 28th November
We are ‘out of tune’. Out of tune with ourselves, with each other and with nature.
In music, when you play or sing out of tune, the only thing you have to do is listen. Listen and bend towards each other. That’s what Kafka (Frank van Kasteren and Dafne Holtland) did on their debut album. The musical confluence of two people from two completely different musical backgrounds bending towards each other and completing each other perfectly. Out of tune is a critical sketch of life in this day and age: cheerful and thoughtful. One moment, bombastically melodic, then layered, quiet, and modest. Exciting in a Kafka-esque way, followed by the harmonic conclusions you were hoping for. With a lazy, raw undertone – rhythmic, digging, and exciting.
On Out of Tune, Kafka tells about lovers that never had the courage to confess their feelings and missed their shot at love. They sing about being out of tune with life and yourself after losing someone you love, when everything around you doesn’t match the way you feel. About our constant desire for short term happiness to distract us from the speed and pressure of day-to-day life. Title song Out of Tune draws the bigger picture of us being out of tune with nature and life around us.
In between Kafka brings hope and light.
‘We think music is the best way to get closer and deal with anger, grief and loss. The moment music sounds and feels exactly like you feel, it is like someone completely understands you. It’s love. You just have to listen.’