Dungen release trippy video for new single Höstens Färger

(Image credit: Isak Berglund Mattsson Marn-lores)

Swedish psychsters Dungen have released a video for their latest single, a typically catchy psych ballad entitled Höstens Färger ("The colours of the Autumn"), which you can watch below. The video features Dungen frontman Gustav Ejstes.

Höstens Färger is taken from the quartet's upcoming album En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog, which translates to ”One is Too Much and a Thousand is Never Enough”, and which will be released through Mexican Summer Records on October 7. It's the band's first new album for seven years.

"Like all great artists, Gustav is a bit on his own planet, operating outside of the 'normal' sphere of life," explains video director Isidor Estrada Nyqvist. "He sees things from a totally different perspective, and he uses his music to help others see it too. Gustav just does his beautiful thing, like a kid playing, and that's what I wanted to portray with this video."

The new album has been produced by Mattias Glavå, who also worked on 2015's Allas Sak.

“We’d be in his studio, where he has all this amazing gear, and he’d be encouraging me to go with every weird idea and not to feel any pressure,” Ejstes says. “He would say, ‘Let’s use this rhythm box or this sample or this loop,’ and I’d be like, ‘can we do that on a Dungen record?’”

Dungen will tour Scandinavia in early 2023:

Jan 24: NOR Stavanger Folken
Jan 25: NOR Bergen USF Røkeriet
Jan 26: NOR Oslo Rockefeller
Jan 27: SWE Gothenburg Pustervik
Jan 28: SWE Linköping Skylten
Feb 1: FIN Helsinki Tavastia
Feb 2: FIN Tampere Tavara-Asema
Feb 10: SWE Uppsala Katalin
Feb 11: SWE Stockholm Berns
Feb 17: SWE Malmö Plan B
Feb 18: DEN Copenhagen Hotel Cecil

Pre-order En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog.


(Image credit: Mexican Summer)
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.