In the midst of writing hits for the likes of Bebe Rexha, Astrid S, Kygo, Ellie Goulding, ALMA and Jess Glynne to name a few, SHY Martin still manages to release one stunning track after another. I really can’t get enough!
Since being featured last year, Sofia has gained a nomination from Scandinavia’s biggest music magazine GAFFA for ‘Breakthrough of the Year’, and it seems that’s just the beginning for this 20-year old Swede. ‘What’s Best For Me’ is a punchy slice of self-empowered pop that demands you to listen up and pay attention!
“This single is about being the boss over your own life, encouraging especially girls to do as they like.”
A Danish/ Swedish talent who has mastered the sound of alternative RnB, infused with subtle pop quirks, and balanced with an essence of raw emotion and authenticity. It’s a very interesting approach to the genre and the song itself is pretty mesmerising from the first moment you press play.
A perfect fusion of dark pop and indie. The sound feels raw and emotive while still carrying a sense of hope.
“I think many of us have felt lonely these last months. I was completely locked away from the outside world for a month and it really got to me. I’ve always liked to be alone but only when its my own choice. I wrote the song as a way do deal with the quarantine and was just like damn i just wanna leave the house and do something. Wouldn’t it be awesome to just be that black bird and leave the city?”
Atlas Knox are a mysterious producing and writing outfit who have worked on hits with Stormzy, Not3s, Chaka Khan, Jax Jones, Duke Dumont and Florence and The Machine to name a few.
We won’t know who they really are, since their focus is on the music. And it’s great; this collaboration with Swedish starlet Lune is a fantastic pop release.
“We want to be unencumbered by fame, class, race, age, gender, and outside influence. We seek to not just exist, but to optimistically, economically, and sustainably, produce more love than we consume.”
Some songs you press play to, and immediately know that you’ll love. This is one of those moments. Swedish talent ruus is a singer songwriter who works closely with producer DIMD to create an eclectic and alternative edge to pop.
“Sometimes you hang out with people you don’t necessarily like, but because you don’t want to create a bad mood in the group, you smile and are polite. But sometimes you have to wake up and change the situation to feel good about yourself. Stop pretending some days.”
Some of the catchiest EDM pop you’ll likely hear this week, courtesy of the 21-year old Dutch DJ & producer Anthony Dircson, and vocals from Swedish mega talent ISA.
“‘Know Me Better’ is about after a break up when your ex still is keeping you on a leash, letting you close when they feel like it, and abandoning you the other day. You’ve come to a point where it doesn’t matter what lies this person throws at you. You know you deserve better and that you’ll be fine on your own.”
Swedish duo Slide (Albin Skeppholm and Simon Werner) have crafted quite a name for themselves with their unique indie sound; one that plays with lots of other genres in a way that feels both interesting yet understated.
“We felt like young people nowadays, including us, spend a lot of time worrying about the future and growing up and making money and stuff like that. And we don’t really have the answers either so we’re pretty much just singing to ourselves saying “keep going it’ll all make sense at some point’.”
Taken from their forthcoming sophomore EP, ‘Things I Tell Myself’ which is out on 31 July.