Every week 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 JFDR, Elias, Brynäs, GRANT, SAVEUS, ViVii, Nadia Nair, Crying Day Care Choir, Menke, Fufanu, Jenny Hval, Tove Styrke, Silvana Imam and Farao.
JFDR – Somewhere (New String Version)
JFDR – aka Iceland’s Jófríður Ákadóttir – has announced a new EP which sees her re-record tracks from across her bands and solo-projects with new string arrangements. “Making this EP was meant to cast new light onto old bodies, to explore what is song and what is arrangement“, states Ákadóttir. Signature Pascal Pinon track “Somewhere” is the first song to be revealed from the EP.
Elias – Tearing Down the Walls
Swedish singer Elias has announced the release of his debut album “Entwined”, which will come out on June 15th. Alongside these great news, he gave us a taste of what it will sound like, by revealing his magnificent single “Tearing Down the Walls”.
Brynäs – Information
The two Swedish brothers have released their new single “Information”, inspired by current hidden political agendas and self-interest in politics. Dive into a world of electronica meets soft-rock soundscapes, where sustained piano chords, throbbing beats and soft-spoken vocals wind around each other.
GRANT – Catcher in The Rye
Swedish singer-songwriter GRANT has released the visual accompaniment to her new bouncy track “Catcher in the Rye.” The singer dances along to blaring horns as she sings about “falling deeply and truthfully in love for the first time.”
SAVEUS – Greatness or Madness
SAVEUS is one of Denmarks hottest electronic newcomer. With “Greatness or Madness” SAVEUS has now released the lead track, which comes with hammering electro beats, powerful vocals, and a captivating sound.
ViVii – Savant
“Savant” is the title track from Vivii‘s debut EP out today on Dumont Dumont. There is undeniably something very special and cinematic about “Savant,” both delicate and powerful. It’s the magical reunion of dreamy vocals, wistful guitars and whispered souvenirs.
Nadia Nair – K
The string-laden new single ‘K’ shows the sweet and soulful abilities of rising Swedish singer Nadia Nair.
Crying Day Care Choir – Fuck It I’m a Flower
Swedish folk band Crying Day Care Choir released their new single “Fuck It I’m a Flower”. A feel-good song about being your true self.
Menke – Till havet (EP)
Following the release of her debut single ‘Moln,’ Swedish multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter Menke has now revealed her debut EP “Till havet”. Haunting vocals and beautiful string arrangements paint a chilling picture of melancholy and will make you feel like you are in Sweden’s dark and beautiful landscapes.
Fufanu – Hourglass
The musically diverse Icelandic group Fufanu have revealed their new track “Hourglass”, an airy and melancholic synth-pop ballad about grief and loss.
Jenny Hval – Spells
The official video to Norwegian multidisciplinary artist Jenny Hval’s “Spells” is out now.
Tove Styrke – Sway (Video)
Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Styrke released the visual accompaniment to her latest single “Sway”. The music video follows the journey of two handsome skaters as they shred around their neighborhood in the late hours as the pop-rock-infused lead single plays in the background. While it may not appear so at first, the video soon transitions into an adorable love story that fits perfectly to the track’s theme of late night romance.
Silvana Imam – 4h / Ta Hand Om Dig (EP)
Swedish rapper and political activist Silvana Imam has released a new EP, featuring artists Khan-ji and Fricky.
Farao – The Ghost Ship
Hailing from a small village in Norway, the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Farao has been crafting atmospheric electro-pop that surpasses genre boundaries since 2013. Now she released her new track “The Ghost Ship” The singer states: ‘The Ghost Ship’ is about losing a sense of direction, your fate being driven by something out of your control. Seeing the end of a relationship as an empty vessel, floating endlessly and eternally into nothingness.”