“The song is one of my oldest works and has been with me since the beginning. It’s a cinematic and anxious tune with a great kick of confidence in the chorus.”
“’Jealous Of My Friends’ is the first song that will touch on the subject of love. For five years now, I’ve been avoiding everything that has to do with love. I’ve tricked myself into thinking that I’m better off without it—mostly because of fear. I think it’s fear of depending on someone and them depending on me, knowing that I can lose it at any second. I wrote the song at a time where pretty much all my friends were in relationships. I watched my friends be in love and be the happiest they’ve ever been. Obviously, I was super happy for them, but I also found myself being jealous. I was jealous that they dared to get out there and give love a chance, when I couldn’t. I still don’t know if I’m there yet, but writing about it is definitely a step in the right direction. I hope that this year can be the year when I give a part of me to someone else.”
“I’m a huge fan of New York’s music scene from the Velvet Underground, through the Ramones, to The Strokes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs , so finding out we were gonna play the Mercury Lounge was a very big deal. It compelled me to write something that paid homage to the sound of New York City (or at least what the sound of NYC is to me), while still maintaining our brand of Swedish teenage angst.”
Noah Deutschmann (songwriter, singer, and guitarist)
- Jan 20th: School Night @ Bardot (Los Angeles, CA)
- Jan 23rd: AFA Grammy Night Party @ Hex Brand (Los Angeles, CA)
- Jan 28th: Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)
- Feb 22nd: B58 (Braunschweig, Germany)
- Feb 24th: Cafe Glocksee (Hanover, Germany)
“This is the first song I am releasing where I get to tell a story, that’s not about me at all. But I love it and hope everyone will get in the mood to dance!”
Beautifully subtle Swedish indie and power pop. There’s a soft sense of intensity balanced with a raw vocal.
I’m not quite sure how Strandels have managed to make folk pop sound sexy, but I am living for it.
SHY Martin has now amassed over 120 million streams on Spotify, making her one of Sweden’s biggest pop exports for some time.
“Control is about meeting someone that makes you weak in your knees and never knowing how they actually feel about you. You make risky decisions, act irrationally and tolerate things you normally wouldn’t. You’re feeling nervous, insecure and are constantly afraid that they are gonna leave you. Oh and this is when you learn – the difference between love and obsession. For the video we wanted to target this hopeless feeling with a twisted sense of humour.”
Swedish pop and RnB – sung entirely in Swedish but yet still somehow relatable to non-Swedes.
Lorentz returns with that subdued epic sound that I have missed so much.
There’s a raw essence to this lo-fi pop Swedish sound which is quite charming.
“I felt it had something youthful and cinematically beautiful about it…to realise that you love someone but the timing isn’t right is such a youthful ideal.”