“Having very genuine feelings for someone, then having to cut them out of your life indefinitely, is a very bizarre experience. You try to go out and fill your time, but it’s just to serve as a distraction. Knowing what they’re doing, who they’re with, how they’re changing, these questions seem to take high priority over all other thoughts. You labour over these fears long enough, and you find that the only thing you truly desire, is to simply be able to talk to them again, and have some sort of back and forth.”
“’just a boy’ came from a part of my mind that was overthinking and doubting. I had trust issues. I’ve had ups and downs in love and sometimes it clouds my vision. The song is about having all of those doubts at once and deciding whether it’s worth giving them a second thought. It’s the moment when you decide to either trust someone, or end things end badly and let it cast a shadow on all your future relationships. I wanted to share that torment with people, but also let them know that it’s OK to leave stuff in the past and move on, either with or without the person.”
“Since moving away from England I’ve been thinking a lot about communication and connection, especially with my friends spread out in different places across the world, as the only way to contact them was through messages or video calls. It’s basically me looking at all this technology we have now and asking whether it can ever really fill the void when someone’s not there with you in person.”
While enjoying a speedy rise on the Danish music scene, Favor received news in Summer 2019 that he was experiencing loss of hearing and tinnitus, which in turn triggered panic – as it would with anyone.
“For me, creating music is a way of life and if I cannot, well who am I then? I was really scared it would get worse. Because what would happen if it did? I talked to my producer Morten Søgaard (Masasolo) about and he just asked the right questions. Which songs would you wish you had written? Who would you have written them for? What would they be about? That became a turning point for me.”
Nonetheless, Favor continues to delight us with his unique take on retro-pop.
Debut album ‘CRUSH’ is released today.
Words can’t describe how much of a fan I am with Aidan Martin’s fusion of soul and pop. Stay listening to this song because it evolves into something quite special.
“My song is a gospel inspired pop record that I wrote about my best friend. I have always spoke about my hurt directly but this is the other perspective of love. The other side of the coin.”
This is just a very fun, feel-good piece of bubblegum dancepop – something we could all do with right now!
“We’re in a world where the fear of people for the other and the unknown is growing. It’s sometimes hard to believe we can counter this, but I’m trying my best to persuade myself that it is not a lost cause. When you’re listening to the song I hope you’ll see (like I do) a person making a step on every bar of the song, a determined step to progress. With this repetitive rhythm, I try to make you want to move forward. Through pictorial lyrics, I invite people to make this journey in their head.”
A minimal yet bold pop concept from one of Sweden’s brightest female artists.
The debut EP comes out this spring on Interscope.
This Amy Winehouse cover is too beautiful not to share with you.
Hip hop that’s entirely in Danish but don’t let that scare you away from giving it a listen – it’s a very interesting production that mixes beats with a retro, soulful vibe.
“It’s about to keep a strong friendship with someone after the relationship is over. It’s something I had a really hard time doing, simply because I genuinely cared about him as a person.”
One of Britain’s leading synthpop outfits returns with a conscious song about pursuing a life of luxury in the face of environmental catastrophe.