There's a song on Peder's recent fourth solo record, Come With Me, called "Still Life" that the press release described as "representative of the album as a whole." There's an audible consistency that lends credence to the statement, but the Danish producer's latest effort is also a veritable goulash of disparate musical influences ranging from 50s-inspired showtunes to trip hop.
"Forever Young" falls along the lines of a tempered, jazzy lounge track with a tinge of noir. It slithers with provocative purrs from a horn and sly drum shuffles that lingers for nearly two minutes. The prolonged instrumental prelude makes the track feel like one big tease, and the tension gets heightened by a trembling violin that lurks in midway. There's relief when Emma Sehested's luring voice finally presents itself. But it's over before you know it, and you're left hoping she'll sing just a little longer to compensate for the way "Forever Young" flirted with your patience.