KITES AND KOMETS, AKA MIKAEL KÆRSGAARD, IS READY TO SEND A NEW ALBUM OUT ON THE STREET. THE SONGS ON “DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE TODAY?” IS WRITTEN ON MIKAEL’S MOTHER’S OLD SPANISH GUITAR, AND THE STRONG MELODIES AND POP-ISH CORE ARE STILL THE BRAND OF KITES AND KOMETS. BUT THE PACE IS TAKEN DOWN, FOCUSING ON THE SIMPLE SOUND IMAGE AND SONGS BUILT ON THE DREAM AS THE DRIVING FORCE.
Several of the songs on the album are about reminding yourself of the positive experiences life gives. Doubt and darkness is a condition for the dream of the good, and therefore the dream is also a choice to see the good in every day. Being a father has created a new understanding of time for me, and it has reinforced my focus on appreciating the moment. In the context of that, the perpetuity of life is also a theme on this album, as in the ending track ‘Till We Die’. The notion of death as a part of life can give clarity in choosing the things in your life that really matters. Time is a pivotal point of the album, Mikael says.