“Siri Neel is back in the game, and boy, what a glorious new beginning,” were the words of New York-based music blog Glamglare when Siri Neel released the first single from her forthcoming debut album back in October. “If Siri’s brand new single is anything to go by, we’re in for a treat when her debut album drops,” they continued.

I Bet You Know’ was released alongside the story of the vocal injury that nearly cost Siri her promising music career – a story that saw her featured on the cover of Danish magazines MUSIKEREN and CopenhagenLIFE.

On 19 April, she’s back with the follow-up ‘Into The Night’, written in collaboration with Morten Winther, known for his songwriting contributions to hits by major Danish artists such as eee gee and Jada.

Working with producer Jakob Groth (Keane, Alfabeat and Nik & Jay), Siri Neel has gone in a slightly more dusty direction on her new release. The song has a confidence and attitude that is allowed to flourish on the upbeat track. While there’s still some of Siri’s familiar Kate Bush-esque musical DNA to the sound, the track also draws on artists like Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift.

Behind Siri Neel’s incredibly distinctive vocals, the characteristic omnichord plays a big part, and you can expect more of that on the forthcoming album, she reveals.

Fight alongside, not against
Although the story of ‘Into The Night’ revolves around an argument, its message is really about the importance of finding love again. Lifelong relationships are bound to have bumps in the road, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to throw it all away when things go a bit wrong.

“Sometimes you hear that the only way to become the best version of yourself is to break up with your partner, but I don’t think that’s always the answer. I think it’s important that we work hard to keep those long lasting and deeper relationships with other people,” Siri Neel explains about the background of the lyrics of her new single.

“For some people it can be necessary and freeing to escape, but the security of a healthy relationship and the foundation it provides can also give you the courage to take on some wild projects in life. I’m an independent woman chasing my music dream, but at the same time I need the support I get from home for my career,” she says.

In other words, ‘Into The Night’ is a reminder that the deep connection between two people might just be worth fighting for, despite disagreements and adversity.