At the end of 2012, Cedric Steinmyller and Edgar Catry, two young French students founded the electronic music project Klingande, meaning "vocal" in Swedish. Steinmyller is a former DJ and Catry took piano lessons before they joined forces to produce their own music. They released their first singles "Jubel" and "Punga" on YouTube and Soundcloud before signing a recording contract. The single "Jubel" reached the top of the charts in Germany in 2013 and quickly after that, Klingande also gained popularity in Austria, France and Switzerland. Interestingly enough, the female voice featured "Jubel" was recorded by a friend as a favor.