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 The Ghost of Helags, Rasmus Juncker, Melby, Molly Hammar, Daníel Bjarnason and JFDR, Lykke Li, Anna Ternheim and Säkert!.
The Ghost of Helags – The World Outside Your Window
Shy Scandinavian ambient-electronica-pop duo The Ghost of Helags have released the lead single to their upcoming EP, merging soft, delicate melodies with myriads of colorful arrangements.
Rasmus Juncker – Ophold EP
The Danish musician, sound composer, and DJ Rasmus Juncker’s EP “Ophold” consists of six tracks of sublime atmospheres and textures. He started working on the album by leaving the process as well as the final result completely open. “I wanted to create sounds and music that I had no absolutely no idea what would sound like, but would feel like a mental ‘Cesura’, an ‘Ophold’ (in Danish)”
Melby – Reject
Swedish group Melby have released their new single: a fizzing slice of indie pop, matching that bubbling, buoyant bass line against vocals draped with a sweeping melancholy. Don’t miss their concert on August 29th at Urban Spree Berlin as part of Die Neuen Schweden.
Molly Hammar – Blossom
Molly Hammar, the Swedish pop sensation hailing from Stockholm, revealed ‘Blossom’, the first track from her forthcoming EP entitled ‘SEX’ which is due for release later this month.
“Many women are singing about sex, but almost every time it’s to please the male gaze. And very few are willing to go all the way. I wanted to sing about sex in a completely uninhibited way and encourage people to have more sex and not fret to talk about it.”
Daníel Bjarnason – Under The Tree (Jfdr Siesta Mix)
Taken off the official soundtrack album for the Icelandic movie “Under The Tree”, this collaboration between Icelandic musicians and composers Daníel Bjarnason and JFDR is definitely a haunting sound masterpiece.
Lykke Li – two nights/sex money feelings die
Swedish pop singer Lykke Li unveils two more songs from her upcoming album “so sad so sexy”. “Two nights” features Portland rapper Aminé and finds Lykke Li ruminating on the whereabouts of an absent partner. Whereas “sex money feelings die” is a faster hit, a song about late nights and unrequited love.
Anna Ternheim – All the Way to Rio (Emty Remix)
Swedish folk singer Anna Ternheim’s track “All the Way to Rio” has been shaped into a new beautiful work of art by Emty. Now trap elements and chopped vocals become part of the song without taking away from the original beauty.
Säkert! – Arktiska oceanen
Swedish singer Säkert! has released her new EP Arktiska oceanen, featuring beautiful vocal melodies and ethereal string arrangements.