Every Friday we select the best new tracks and videos from all around Scandinavia and present our editorial picks in the New Music Weekly series. This week we are featuring new Nordic releases from AURORA, ViVii, Molina, Iceage, Lykke Li, Highasakite, Bishat and aYia.
AURORA – Queendom
Norwegian music fairy AURORA has returned with new music: ‘Queendom’ is the first new single since her massively successful debut album. It is a confident, inspiring, dynamic track that still conjures that otherworldliness and uniqueness of AURORA. We can’t wait to catch her on her European tour!
ViVii – Siv (You and I)
The Swedish trio ViVii have debuted with a lovely dream-pop ballad “Siv (You and I)” in March this year: a warm and summery track with a tint of nostalgia. The brand new video perfectly complements it with equally nostalgic visuals: analog photographs and video sequences that create this heart-warming feeling in your stomach. The trio will release its EP ‘Savant’ in May.
Molina – Hey Kids
Artsy synth-pop from Denmark, anyone? Molina brings it on in her new single ‘Hey Kids’: electronics and synths shimmering, Molina’s voice floating dreamily, all in all creating a universe of its own. Whimsical yet enticing.
Iceage – The Day the Music Dies
Copenhagen boys Iceage continue to tease us with new material off their upcoming album ‘Beyondless’ that will be out on May 4. This time, we’ve got a sexy badass music video for ‘The Day the Music Dies’: it’s got plenty of fire, and shades, and tambourines, and bathrobes… Intrigued? Check it out:
Lykke Li – Hard Rain / Deep End
Another exciting Scandinavian comeback this year: Lykke Li has dropped two new tracks this week – both are taken from her upcoming fourth album ‘So Sad So Sexy,’ which will be out on June 8.
Highasakite – Out of Order
Danish duo Highasakite return with their single „Out of Order“, an impassioned anthem of loss and rejuvenation. A track that grabs with an immediate heartfelt, emotional connection, “Out Of Order” is a return to Highasakite’s roots.
Bishat – Dream About Me
Swedish artist and songwriter Bishat has released her debut EP Q417 (Mixtape). Q417 was written during a dark time in Bishat’s life – the result is a mixtape filled with stories of blurry nights and destructive behavior, as well as mourning and trying to moving on. Bishat has also just released a brand new video for the song ‘Dream About Me’ which is part of the Q417 EP.
aYia – Sparkle
Mysterious Icelandic trio aYia have returned with “Sparkle,” their latest single and their first official track in more than a year. The song starts at a mellow simmer, slowly building up to a massive climax, touching on pop and electronic along the way.