Boat Behind

Album: Declaration of Dependence (2009)
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  • This tale of a rekindled relationship is the first single from Norwegian indie folk rock duo Kings of Convenience's third studio album, Declaration of Dependence.
  • This song, which is accented by strings and upright bass, was premiered in the southern Italian town of Bari where the duo played a venue that is normally a boxing ring.
  • Eirik Glambek Bøe of the duo said that the lyric was inspired by their German viola player, Toby. He explained: "He and (K of C partner) Erlend were reading an article about someone crossing the Atlantic on a surfboard, when Toby said – in English – they're must have been a boat behind. It was a great image. We think this song belongs to our grandparents, but we can't work out which decade we've been inspired by."
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