Declaration of Dependence
Kings of Convenience offer a coolly detached approach to their ballads of relationships. Whatever the emotional impact of a song, the delivery is evenly delivered; these boys aren’t into drama. Declaration of Dependence is their take on how couples depend on each other while still maintaining separate identities, even separate lives. If this seems like a contradiction it isn’t the first time we’ve seen this from the pair. Their previous albums included Riot on an Empty Street and Quiet Is the New Loud. In their mellow fashion Boe and Oye challenge assumed societal norms.