Albin Lee Meldau adds a little funk to his soul with his new single - The Weight is Gone - out today!
Lovers of the award-winning Swedish band The Magnolia will instantly recognise the vocals of Arvid Nero as he launches his debut three-track solo EP - Introducing Arvid Nero.
We don't think we're the only ones who shed a tear when news broke that members of The Magnolia were heading in new directions. Keeping bands together is always difficult, even more so in today's world, so we're just grateful for the extraordinary music they created.
Now solo, Gothenburg based singer/writer Arvid Nero picks up his guitar and presents his personal expression.
In a recently posted video, we see a live performance of their second single - I Found Me, at Rockefeller, Oslo in front of a packed crowd.
The Magnolia have undergone some changes since they won the Scandinavian Soul Music Award for Best Band in 2014.
Albin Meldau, one of the Swedish bands duo of lead singers has left to pursue a solo career. We have to admit to being heartbroken by this news, but delighted however that this has not hindered The Magnolia in continuing with their captivating blues and soul sound.
The unusually warm winter weather before Christmas not only caused the flowers to bloom early, but soul music in Scandinavia also seems to have had a growth spurt as we continue to discover new artists, even as we head towards the end of 2015.
Swedish singer Emilie de Paula is one such artist who’s soul/blues voice has already been causing a stir in the Swedish soul underground. In January, the Gothenburg based singer will launch her debut songs.
As a pre-teaser, we have an exclusive video of her track 'Stone', filmed by Haroun Hajem - one of the rising visual artists in Sweden.
The anticipation for Gothenburg-based band The Magnolia's debut album has been high even before the Swedish band won their recent Scandinavian Soul Music Award (Best Band 2014).
Now the wait is almost over with the album 'First Time' official release date set for July 25, 2015, on the record label SwingKids.
Believe us when we say there is no band quite like The Magnolia.
Director Haroun Hajem beautifully captures a glimpse of the highly rated Swedish band 'The Magnolia' on their recent tour.
I discovered Swedish soul band The Magnolia through a friend who described how she was sitting on her floor crying out of pure happiness while watching a clip of their song 'White as Snow'. Now, after having seen them perform live, surrounded by the sunset in Gothenburg, I can completely see why.
Soul music originated in the heart of America's Gospel Churches and from the struggles of black Americans. Scandinavian soul music represents the vast adaptations of soul produced in the Nordic regions since that time. Today, influenced by modern artists, soul music continues to be reinterpreted and remixed, and can contain simple electronic cords to classic violins.
Deep in the south of Sweden (well.. deepest Gothenburg), we’ve discovered a band who’ve captured the original soul sound - The Magnolia.
Yeah, we love the name of the band too!