The opening line of August Landelius’s press release reads ‘August Landelius isn’t an easy artist to pin down‘ and never has a truer word been written.
One word comes to mind though – Dark. With a capital ‘D’.
All You Can Eat – an experimental electronic single, is by far the darkest track we’ve highlighted. This haunting and hypnotic single does, however, push us outside the comfort zone and broadened our musical appreciation.
Several plays later it had embedded its way into the mind with a trance-like absorption.
The tracks’ construct comes from a moment of self-realisation which August explains “All You Can Eat’ is about the specific social group I’m from, let’s say advantaged, western, freshly ‘woke’ young men. I’m a very privileged boy from Sweden and white male Swedes from where I’m from are used to complaining about all kinds of small things. I was extremely grossed out by myself and all my whining about useless problems.
Not that I loved myself before, but now I almost felt like I had lost my identity, which is really pathetic. The thing is I couldn’t really help being a bit sad even though I now really, really understood how privileged I was”.
August debuted with his well-received the Float EP (2015) and promised his forthcoming album does contain lighter songs too.
Self-reflection certainly broadens the mind.