On my way to London, I think I found the perfect place to listen to Christoffer Hidings new album Yes, Higher! – while flying 350,000 feet above the ground! Solitude, focus, and peace are a much needed requisite for a nervous flyer like me, and music is always a certain antidote.
Electronic soul is rapidly growing in popularity, particularly in Sweden where home-grown artists such as Albin Gromer and Newtimers have been enjoying success throughout 2012/13. Can we now add Rapture Ready to this genre?
Similar to the stunning Danish singer Kamilia Amélie, Swedish singer Lady Ele oozes class and style. This is reflected in not just her name, but the title of her new album ‘Coming from a Lady’ as well. However, that’s where the similarity ends.
Released in September 2013, 'Coming from a Lady' is Lady Ele's second album (EP) and contains five new songs produced by D King in the US.
Normally, I would save my applause for things I enjoy until the end but Finnish band Dolla Lova definitely deserve a show of appreciation, and I'm happy to give it to them early. It wasn't long into listening to the track 'Millionaire', which sadly isn't on their album, that I realised this band was more than good, and in fact, far, far better than average.
Readers of my recent review of Sahra da Silva’s EP will know that I was more than impressed, rating it a full five stars. After that surprise, I was not expecting to be musically satisfied again so soon. I was, of course, expecting Nanna B’s new album Vitaphone to be good, having already heard the brilliant single “Sum O' Sometimes” and “Keep on Moving” and happily however, after listening to the album, it looks like I won't be coming down from the clouds just yet.