I'm a South Londoner now living in Sweden. I'm also a part-time DJ/ founder of Urbanlife Radio and co-founder of Scandinavian Soul. Music has always been my soundtrack to life and although I listen to everything, soul is always in my playlist.
No, wait, that's not what we're going to talk about. While the world of politics seems to consume our minds and daily discussions, we thought we'd give you a summer break and fill your headphones and hi-fi with 10 of the Best Scandinavian Soul tracks released so far.
Baba sings heartfelt vocals effortlessly, and this passionate ballad encompasses all the emotive expression soul music represents.
The EP’s title track features the lyrical prowess of rapper Hodgy and finely tuned production of Grammy-nominated producer Anderson .Paak.
The Gothenburg based singer makes a welcome return after a short hiatus and demonstrates his soulful expression synonymous with soul greats such as Bobby Womack and Willie Hutch. His voice simply oozes Soul.
The Norwegian band with an unusual name is helping define the modern sound of soul and R&B in Scandinavia.
This exemplary single, exclusively previewed on scandinaviansoul.com, is accompanied by a creative, abstract video directed by Ingeborg Løvlie, embraced with Nordic surrealness.
Admit it; in our youth, we've all had a teacher we liked a little more than we should have. We're reminded of these hormone raging days with Swedish band Damn! new single/video - Fröken (eng. Teacher) which cleverly combines a classic Swedish film of forbidden love.
Released on Playground Music, the album contains the killer single - New Religion and their latest single, Hurricane (see the video below)
Despite its incredibly short run length there enough sentiment in this stripped down track to convey genuine heart and Scandinavian soul.