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Ben I checked out this album thanks to Spectrum Pulse’s high praise. I am glad I did, this is beautiful folk with a strong grasp of melody and hooks, with subtle, warm, and enriching melodies. Favorite track: Shade of the Pines.
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Owen W From the opening notes, I knew this was something special. The instrumentation is lush without being overpowering, easy to fall into like your favorite pillow. Usually the vocals are my sticking point with most indie folk, but Magnus somehow rockets right past that reservation. This album feels like drinking a glass of lemonade on a breezy summer day. Favorite track: Passengers Choir.
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Johnny Krejlgaard I was at Amagerbio and Sundays were playing before 10cc and the really are a fresh air of sensitive and well played. I'm very glad that I could listen to your performance! Favorite track: Passengers Choir.
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about

Toward the end of a memorable year, neo-folk pop group SUNDAYS release their first album; an album that revolves around inner life and expectations from one’s surroundings, ten songs of memories and longings are evoked. ‘W i a c a’ is the sound of a band finding itself.

The journey // From its very first single to the final release – ‘W i a c a’ has been created through the course of an entire year. The songs have been captured and produced between tours, from the most important to the most obscure stages in the country, including an international baptism of fire in both Norway and Canada.

The process has matured both band and album, respectively, says front figure and songwriter, Magnus Jacobsen:

“We were still a quite ’young’ band on the verge of grasping and capturing a new sound, when we released our first EP in 2017. We simply decided to release the songs as we discovered various stages, along our way towards the album.”

Meanwhile, the five singles have been in rotation on the Danish Broadcasting Network’s channel 4 (P4) and achieved airplay in the UK, Australia, USA, and Canada. The journey will be completed on January 25th 2019, when ‘W i a c a’ is released by Celebration Records.

The Songs // The songs on the album are intensely driven by the sensibilities of pop. Yet, the songs also draw on a personal desire for storytelling known from folk and singer/songwriter traditions, and the nerve in Magnus Jacobsen’s voice that is clearly rooted in rock.

’W i a c a’ is an acronym for ’Where It All Comes Alive’. All the songs have a drive toward awakening and visibility– whether it be a desire to accept your life and personal history, or to examine the darker sides of your personality.

“Magnus has an almost uncanny sense of dynamics in the things he writes”, says guitarist Victor Ovesen, and adds: ‘I think he might possibly be one of the best songwriters Denmark has to offer at the moment.”

The Sound // On ‘W i a c a’, the voice and guitars are placed in a landscape of synth, strings, and vocal harmonies. By encapsuling the intimacy and presence of folk in seamless arrangements, ‘W i a c a’ gathers the warmth of different genre expressions. In many respects with thanks to album producer, Mads Björn.

Mads Björn has worked with artists such as TV2, Teitur, and Lis Sørensen along with label colleagues In Memoirs. The collaboration with Mads Björn has been vital for the band’s articulation and expansion of a sound, that is uniquely its own. Bass player and backing vocalist, Marie Linander Henriksen says: “Mads has a special ability to unfold Magnus’ songs and make them larger and deeper than we could have imagined, and that is truly a gift for a band.”

Magnus adds: “From once being a solo project that emerged from my bedroom, ‘W i a c a’ is now an exploration of what Victor, Marie, Morten, and I can achieve as a unity and we are immensely proud of the result.”

The Artwork // Like every single, the album’s artwork is built on abstract graphical works by drummer, Morten Falk Overgaard.

“I wanted to create an expression that was noticeable yet still open to interpretation. All my works, digital and analogue alike, are rooted in physical textures and an immediate approach to the use of materials. The band’s spherical yet down-to-Earth sound has clearly defined the artwork,” he explains.

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released January 25, 2019

Music & lyrics by: Magnus Jacobsen


SUNDAYS are: 

Magnus Jacobsen - vocals, acoustic guitar

Morten Falk Overgaard - drums, backing vocals

Marie Linander Henriksen - bass, backing vocals

Victor Ovesen - guitar, piano, backing vocals



Additional Musicians:

Mads Björn - synth
, bass, guitar, banjo
Frederik Flach - keys
, synth
Scott Westh - trumpet

Taylor Rae Jensen - cello


Produced by: Mads Björn

Mix by: Mads Björn 

Master by: Kristian Gadegaard

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SUNDAYS Aarhus, Denmark

Sundays is a new spark from the Danish underground scene, centering North Jutlandic Magnus Jacobsen on vocals and guitar.

Intensity, melody and nerve are the keystones which manifests in the young songwriters universe, and with a live setup involving vast amounts of backing harmonics in an organic instrumentation, this is exactly what the spectator can expect.
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Track Name: Shade of the Pines
Are we here tonight?

I see you change in the shade of the pines

We’ll go a little bit deeper this time - around

There’s no lung that can carry the pace
When every hour keeps running away



And we bathe in bloom
I see your face in the shape of the moon
When we’ll go under I’ll reach for the truth – and say;

When I fall will you carry me name
And carve it onto the back of this train
Taking us further and further away



Don’t say you’re going to save me

Save me, save me

You’re not always going to save me

Save me, save..



So I ache my love

For a song I can slip through your drapes

And you would open and call out my name – so high

I’ll be swept off the beach in your eyes

And we’ll be back in the shade of the pines

But they’re getting harder and harder to find

Don’t say you’re going to save me

Save me, save me

You’re not always going to save me

Save me, save me

Don’t say you’re going to save me

Save me, save me
I know you’re going to save me

Are we here tonight?

I see you change in the shade of the pines

Let’s go a little bit deeper this time
Track Name: Passengers Choir
A road is just a trail of rocks,
Showing where all others thought to go
And a door is just a way to think,
It’s nothing more than human links you know
Well I understand what’s up and down,
What’s back and forth, and all around me now
But the joke’s on you if you believe
That the more you own, the more you leave behind

Cause there’s got to be a way
There’s got to be a way for us

Well the weekend shouldn’t have to be
The beacon of your hopes and dreams, my friend
Do you even know how many years
You’ve spent on feeding all your fears for them?
The roof, the floor, the walls in there
Is nothing but a box of air and dust
Man you’re a passenger of modern guilt,
A scavenger of mother’s milk and trust

So let the trumpets sound,
Let the sunset drown,
Let the Sundays count

Cause there’s got to be a way
There’s got to be a way for us

Track Name: Turn
In the middle of a million suns,
A got this feeling you could be the one
But every time I try to be your man,
You're burning up inside my hand

You always told me life is bittersweet,
I wanna show you all the bits I need
There's no tomorrow when the taste is wrong,
You shouldn't follow when I'm gone, gone, gone

I thought there's a way
I thought there's a way to turn it off
I thought there's a way,
There's a way to stop my hunger

I peel these feathers off these broken wings,
We said forever and the pain it brings
But there's a punch in every time you say;
It's taking longer than it takes

I turn around and face the man I am,
He's trying everything to reach my hand
But there's a calling from the day above,
The sky is ready as I take, take, take
As I take, take, take off

I thought there's a way
I thought there's a way to turn it off
I thought there's a way,
There's a way to stop my hunger

So close I can taste it
So close, I don't wanna waste it
So close, I'll never change it
Well I know that I ain't going home

I thought there's a way
I thought there's a way to turn it off
I thought there's a way,
There's a way to stop my hunger
Track Name: Avalanche
Well these days I’m like a maze, where you can’t get in
All I need is a trace to catch the wind
But spare me crumbs for the day I’m getting out
And if that day ever comes I’ll shake the grounds

Cause some say I’m like a hurricane
I’ll move you if you’re in my way and vanish in the clouds
But I feel more like an avalanche
Leaving you no time or chance of ever getting out

Well I dreamt that I fell into your web, and stuck around
But now I’m hanging by a thread, and it’s a long way down

Some say I’m like a hurricane
I’ll move you if you’re in my way and vanish in the clouds
But I feel more like an avalanche
Leaving you no time or chance of ever getting out
And I know the earthquake’s here any second now
To drag me to the underground where I am never found
And then it’s a moment like the apocalypse
You don’t know what you’re gonna miss, until you’re left without

Singing ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah

Some say I’m like a hurricane…
Track Name: Afternoon Wakes
Make way or make yourself,
Fit the spacing on the shelf

is no one home?

Shades of dust between our lips,
Can’t you taste that I’m blown to bits?

is no one home?


Final words on final steps,

Push me further no regrets

Well the twilight gets a say..



Let it shine the way for us,

Any time of day

Pull us by the traces to where we ran away

Let’s rest upon the branches,
We thought were dead and gone

Now it’s clear that the answers
Were there all along



I don’t want these afternoon wakes



Great this morning like a son,

Praise this coast we’re sliding on

is no one home?

Every trace I leave behind,

Leads me back to all the times

You saw me run away



‘Cause I’m more like you, 

And you are more like me

You think you want the truth, 

But the truth is not for free

Let’s rest upon the branches,
We thought were dead and gone

Now it’s clear that the answers
Were there all along


I don’t want these afternoon wakes



Let’s get this evening on the run, 

And leave our demons in the sun,

Let’s find the meaning to go on

Say yes

Let’s wake this morning up to life,

And eat our hunger bite for bite,

And keep our promise of the night

Say yes



I don’t want these afternoon wakes

Track Name: Fireman
Timeless garden

Show me where to make my marking
No one wants to be forgotten
In this day and age

A homeward fever
Hits me as I’m falling deeper
Into where no color reaches

Shine a light in this storm

And follow it home



My fireman

Never loose your fire dance

All this letting go has left you on your own
And everybody knows; 

You’re burning up the world as you go

A lost empire

Burning from within this fire

Time is just a god gone higher than we want to go

Oh righteous creature
Time has been a violent teacher

Can’t you see how bright I need you?

Shine a light in this storm

And follow it home


My fireman…
You’re burning up the world as you go again

Wasting all your time and sense,

All this letting go has left you on your own
And everybody knows; 

You’re burning up the world as you go


My bedside man

Never loose your red wine dance

All this letting go…

You’re burning up the world as you go
Track Name: Rush
Did you call me in the dead of night?
With your heart up in your throat to fight
About all the times you never tried,
And hang up for the morning light



Did you hold it dear, our wonderland?

Where the coast is clear and nothing is planned

Like a ghost you sit and watch your hand,

As it slowly fades out with the man you know

‘Cause you’ve got to let him go

Was it everything you said you wanted?

Was it everything you thought we would be?

‘Cause the only thing that makes you stronger,

Are the cuts that make you bleed

And you can blame it on a million reasons,

Why so much of us remain untouched

Well we all need something to believe in, 

As our bodies seek the rush



Was the aim too high or shot too low?

Did the rain wash off the bullets glow? 

Guess we’ll never find out, never know,

If we ever really left the hole?

Well the earth is warm and the sky is sick, 

When this curse is gone, then let us dig up

All the worst, the best

And kick off all the dirt that keeps us to the ground

And go another round?



A real love 

Can you find a real love?

Well it’s got to be the real love,
But you keep running from me
Track Name: Chants (Whenever There's Time)
You never saw it coming, 

You never heard the curtain call 

I went out on my own, 

And bowed before them all

You told me your secrets, 

And I showed to the key to mine

Shaped like a question mark, 

Colliding with the sky

The past and the future,

This vacuum we are in between

Is where I tell you that no one

Will ever solve this scene

And we both feel the river, 

Dividing us to either shore

It cuts like a razor blade
As we sing though the storm



Whenever there’s time

Whenever there’s time for me

Whenever there’s time

Whenever there’s time for me



I must have thrown a thousand, 

I must have thrown a thousand stones

To build myself an island,

A place to call my own

And I guess I stopped counting, 

When I couldn’t see you anymore

So now I’m throwing stepping stones, 

To carry me home

The past and the future,

This vacuum we are in between

Is where I tell you that no one

Will ever solve this scene

And we both feel the river,

Dividing us to either shore

It cuts like a razor blade
As we sing though the storm



Whenever there’s time

Whenever there’s time for me

Whenever there’s time

Whenever there’s time for me

Track Name: Romans
All of these sycamore trees, 

Rising high over me

Growing slower than bones,

Knowing all they should know

Time will be, time will tell,

If they leave where they fell

I guess the romans would say, 

Nothing will grow in one day

All the best things you see, 

They don’t come effortlessly

So put your back into what’s

Keeping you locked and shut


My heart is like a drum skin,

I beat it every time I feel alone

But every time the song ends, 

I wake up to the silence of my soul



Please be my fountain of sighs, 

Be my mountain to climb

Be my tower to hold,

All my power, my throne

I’ll be your echo to keep

Be your meadow to weep



My heart is like a drum skin, 

I beat it every time I feel alone

But every time the song ends,

I wake up to the silence of my soul

If you keep marching for that something
That no one ever really could control

It’s a monumental longing

That goes around what comes around, you know



You can shade the light or never shine at all

You can break a leg or never take the fall

You can change your ways for all to see, 

Or race yourself eternally

The night is young

The fire’s burning tall



Well, my heart is like a drum skin,

I beat it every time I feel alone

But every time the song ends, 

I wake up to the silence of my soul

If you keep marching for that something
That no one ever really could control
I
t’s a monumental longing

That goes around what comes around, you know


Track Name: Don't Call Me Jesus
I don’t know how I got here

But it must have been a long way, a long way

I don’t know how I got here

But it must have been a long way, to this light of day

I don’t know how I got here

But I must have had a ton to say, to talk this way

I don’t know how I got here

But it feels like an earthquake took me all the way



Call me a man, call me a child, call me a liar

Call me a chance, call me a try, call me a fighter

Call me an oak, call me a stroke, call me anything

But don’t call me Jesus no, ‘cause that’s not my name



I don’t know how I got here

But it must have been a long way, to this light of day

I don’t know how I got here

But I must have had a ton to say, to talk this way

I don’t know how I got here

But it feels like an earthquake took me all the way

I don’t know how I got here

But I’m inside a tidal wave, where there’s no escape



Call me a man, call me a child, call me a liar

Call me a chance, call me a try, call me a fighter

Call me an oak, call me a stroke, call me anything

But don’t call me Jesus no, ‘cause that’s not my name


Call me a fool, call me a bliss, call me a river

Call me a jewel, call me a fist, call me a shiver

Call me a foe, call me a friend, call me anything
But don’t call me Jesus no, ‘cause that’s not my name

And I finally think it’s all okay

I finally think I’m on my way
It’s time to push away this blame,
And call me by my father’s name

I finally think it’s all okay

I finally think I’m on my way

It’s time to push away this shame,
And call me by my mother’s name

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