While the world continues to current spin in a somewhat scary, sad and erratic fashion, the Scandinaviansoul.com team took a little time out to recharge the soul batteries in the warm, summer sun.
So, a perfect welcome back is the new, summer infused single/video - Love, Love by Danish soul singer Bobby Bovell.
Award-winning beatmaker Kriswontwo injects his groove on the remix - which gets a fittingly creative video.
This is the first time Bobby has collaborated with his father, acclaimed musician/producer/recording artist Dennis Bovell.
Having earned a MOBO nomination for his debut album, 'The Emergent EcleKtic', Bobby is working on his second album and the remix for the new single Love, Love is being released ahead of the original version.
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.
The debut single from Copenhagen-based future soul band, Public Secret - Tears (To Water Her Roses) is the first beacon to what we feel will become a shining soul light.
Inspired by the sounds of Bilal, Andersen Park, Frank Ocean, D'Angelo and Thundercat, Tears (To Water Her Roses) is a beautifully titled, lyrically engaging track. Deftly produced by Lush Reality, the tight soulful rhythm builds to a dynamic and passionate crescendo.
Released with the digital track is a creative music video, filmed and directed by band members Ölle Häggberg and August Campeotto. In the video hooded lead singer Bobby Bovell (who we discovered as a solo singer) meanders against the backdrop of Copenhagen's futuristic urban architecture.
We know how listening to good music makes us feel…GREAT! In fact, it’s the reason why we try to share soul music from Scandinavia with as many people as we can.
In the brand new video ‘Chance’, directed by Mavrick's Mansion Studios, the US soul singer Nicholas Ryan Gant, takes to the streets and sees the reaction of random people as they listen to his addictively good vibes.