Röyksopp lovade 2014 att de skulle återkomma med musik i annan form än tidigare och den nya singeln Never Ever är det första exemplet på just detta. Återigen har man tagit hjälp av den oerhört välsjungande artisten Susanne Sundfør för att lyfta låten ytterligare.
many musical expressions that we want to do,” says Torbjørn. “One of them might be a club track, but we don't necessarily want to do an album of it. It's that way with ‘ Never Ever’ – we love it, but we don't need 12 tracks like it.”Withdrawing from the album cycle hasn’ t led to procrastination. In fact, they say they’ re “more focused than ever”. The pair take months out to write together in seclusion, during which time they keep strange hours, grow beards and transcend to whatever plane they’ re taken. “We tend to work in phases where we go a bit more Bohemian in the writing period, where we just disappear, Torbjørn and myself, and have strange, long hours. The world outside doesn't really exist for us and vice versa,” says Svein. “Then we go back to our normal lives and revisit what we created in our alternated state and work out what needs to be tweaked and produced.”With the freedom to release music as the songs themselves demand, future projects will come in many forms, whether compilations, EPs, or something else entirely. One idea they’ re working on is for a series of tracks that explores a counterpoint to the super-clean sound of modern electronic music. “I think we would like to further our exploration into the analogue world, like the early years of electronic music, where synths and drum machines would be used in combination with more traditional acoustic and analogue instruments. Like we’ ve done in that past, but take it even further,” says Svein. “We have a flair for symphonic prog rock and early synth stuff – and we’ ve always had our base in the analogue outboard domain. So that’ s a place we want to revisit and explore even deeper. And we'd want to make more than one track.” Torbjørn adds: “We need to make something that sounds dirty in the right way. We like clean too, but there’ s too much clean-sounding electronic music being released right now.”This year, 2016, marks the 15th anniversary of their huge classic debut ‘ Melody AM’ , which hit Number 9 in the UK chart and Number 1 in Norway and cemented their names as one of dance music’ s leading lights. Since then they have gained worldwide acclaim and success with two Grammy nominations, a Brit nomination and winning seven Spellemannprisen Awards and they continue to wow audiences throughout the world with their visually compelling headline DJ and live sets. But the duo aren’ t planning on looking back just yet. This is the inevitable new beginning.