Hearing The Dø sing Despair, Hangover and Ecstasy makes me wonder where I heard some similar song before. I really can’t place it. They have a sound which is unique, yet familiar. That’s the way new music should be. It connects with something you already heard, but it’s different enough that you wanna hear more.
Though The Dø sing in English, they are French/Finnish male-female duo. With their 4th album Shake Shook Shaken they are set to introduce their music to America.
I’d say music like this, both mellow and retro, low-key and driven, could do quite well here. Let’s see if they can hit here as hard as in France. We’ll have to wait and see what happens after the album release next January.