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 Lightwave Empire, Hôy la, Halie, RAINDEAR, MAN DUO, mono mono.
Lightwave Empire – Too Close to the Sun
Lightwave Empire from Denmark have released a beautiful video for their latest single “Too Close to the Sun”. Directed by Anders Malmberg, it captures pure emotions of kids with Downs syndrome: playing, dancing, working out, flirting. The uplifting melody and the heart-warming visuals make for a perfect combination.
Hôy la – Shame
Norway’s genre-bending experimentator aka producer and songwriter Hôy la drops a new teaser off her upcoming debut EP: “Shame” takes issue with feeling ashamed for one’s own desires, thoughts, and feeling that many women experience. Check out the accompanying video below:
Halie – Holiday
HALIE, the 17-year-old pop phenomenon from Norway just released her new single ‘Holiday’. It’s the third single from her after the debut single ‘Echo’ (which was released on the French tastemaker label Kitsuné) and ‘Youth’. ‘Holiday’ is a song about staying true to who you are: “It’s a song about finding your own path and believing in the choices you make, even though others may disagree.” HALIE says. She’s currently on the line-up of 20 Norwegian festivals this summer!
RAINDEAR – Coins
RAINDEAR from Sweden just keeps on bringing it on: melodic, danceable, catchy and still sophisticated pop. Her new single “Coins” is a dark and hauntingly beautiful piece of powerful alt-pop:
MAN DUO – Orbit Variations EP
Finnish producers Jaakko Eino Kalevi and Long-Sam – the men behind the project MAN DUO – released their debut album “Orbit” last year. Following up is the brand new EP “Orbit Variations” that features a bunch of remixes and re-interpretations. Our personal favorite: Lung Dart Hydration Treatment remix of “What If It Falls”.
mono mono – Natural EP
Danish duo mono mono present their debut EP “Natural” – a sensual collection of five songs, captivating with their on-point beats, soothing vocals, and seductive saxophone. An absolutely hypnotic audio experience!