It’s with a heavy heart that fans received the news that Søren, lead singer of Danish band Liss, has passed away recently. As the band shared on a social media post he, “was the sweetest, funniest, most beautiful human being who always looked out for everyone around him.” While listeners continue to process the difficult news, we remember the young artist who’s captivating voice emanated with a profound sincerity.
Following a chance encounter in high school, Liss formed in 2014, with the Pharrell cosigned group eventually signing to XL Recordings to release First EP in 2016. Throughout the years they went on to work with The XX producer Rodaidh McDonald, and released follow up EPs Second (2019) and Third (2020) along with a slew of singles. Characterized by their DIY take on R&B, soul, and alternative, Liss channeled their influences with a contemporary approach.
As I reflect on my own account, Søren possessed one of the most pleasant vocal ranges I’ve ever come across. Compelled by his indie tendencies and supported by the band’s unconventional pop dynamic, the Danish group’s lead nurtured an undeniable knack for writing enthralling anthems centered around love and nostalgia. With a meditative lyrical universe that unraveled against memorable melodies, Søren translated his personal experiences into introspective songs that reached audiences across the globe.
Tracks like “Another Window” demonstrated vulnerability on another scale; the artist constantly augmenting on complex emotions. Looking back on the young singer’s career, we extend our condolences to his friends and family, remembering the gracious presence he brought to this world. Both an astounding performer and musician, his remarkable voice will continue to convey Liss’ fundamental origins of friendship, reflection, and a whole lot of heart.