Declaration of Dependence

Release date
28 Sep 2009
Running length
13 tracks
Running time


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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 24-25 3:39 207,198
2 Mrs. Cold 3:08 155,473
3 Me in You 3:09 187,304
4 Boat Behind 3:39 202,442
5 Rule My World 3:32 167,899
6 My Ship Isn't Pretty 3:47 141,388
7 Renegade 4:16 140,660
8 Power of Not Knowing 2:22 138,594
9 Peacetime Resistance 2:53 135,512
10 Freedom and Its Owner 3:23 134,690
11 Riot on an Empty Street 3:58 128,335
12 Second to Numb 3:39 119,525
13 Scars on Land 3:43 121,352

About this album

Declaration of Dependence is the third album from Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience and it is also their first album in five years. It was planned for release in October 2009. The band will support the album with a tour. “Mrs Cold” and “Boat Behind” have been released as radio singles in some countries.

The album has been pre-released on September 21 for Spotify premium subscribers. It was released in selected countries (such as Poland) on September 28 2009.

Track listing

1. “24-25”
2. “Mrs. Cold”

3. “Me in You”
4. “Boat Behind”
5. “Rule my World”
6. “My Ship Isn’t Pretty”
7. “Renegade”
8. “Power of not Knowing”
9. “Peacetime Resistance”
10. “Freedom and its Owner”
11. “Riot on an Empty Street”
12. “Second to Numb”
13. “Scars on Land”

“Music your parents like too” is how Kings of Convenience describe themselves on their MySpace profile. It’s a telling statement; self-effacing, sure, but not without a grain of truth – a tacit acknowledgement that the music Eirik Bøe and Erlend Øye make isn’t the kind to offend millions, move mountains, part oceans. No, it’s lovely, pretty, well crafted; it’s nice. And sometimes, well, that’s just plenty. Declaration of dependence’s title aims to set right the bad press ‘dependence’ often receives, reflecting the fruitful working relationship the duo share.

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