Karin Park Karin Park Djura If you like to be surrounded by animal skulls and golden chandeliers while having dinner under high ceilings at a massive dark oak table from Transylvania, you should take a trip to Karin Park’s home and studio. That’s where she recorded her new single Blue Roses, written and produced with the award-winning producer Robot Koch from Berlin/L.A. If you go through her record collection you’ll find anything from Einztürzende Neubauten to Beyonce. In her bookshelves, you might find a book about Nancy Cunard or even the Christian Bible of which there are many spread around the house. None from this century though. Her home is a converted church where she built the studio with her husband Kjetil Nernes, the frontman of underground cult band Årabrot where Karin also plays synthesizers. Together they’ve built their own little empire in the forests of Sweden, where they shot the music video for Blue Roses with Karin’s best friend Olle Lundin (from the team behind iamamiwhoami) as the co-director and photographer. Also starring in the video are the kids at Karin’s old primary school, which was threatened to close down due to financial problems. Karin says she wanted to raise awareness around this. Blue Roses from her forthcoming EP (16th of November 2018) is about growing up. Karin tells her story about being naive and vulnerable and becoming more protective but also empowered.