Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect

April 24, 2012

Niki & The Dove are an electropop outfit from Sweden that takes all the dark euphoria of the dance floor and combines it with hyper-sexualized, balladic tropes that will remind some listeners of Lykki Li. Sure, Malin Dahlström’s coos and yelps are beautiful, but what really takes tracks like “Mother Protect” soar is the bombastic, epic and fearless synth-heavy mix that she sings over. Every time you think you’ve reached the song’s climax, Niki & The Dove raise the stakes. If this band is anything, they are ambitious, and this five minute track demonstrates that they aren’t interested in small victories. “Mother Protect” is a “shoot for the moon” kind of track, and the exciting part — this band seems to be good enough to pull it all off.

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