Markus Hasselblom is a stalwart in the Gothenburg music scene and was a member in indie pop bands such as JMYHAZE Beatbox, Lucknow Pact and FANTASTIC. Now the Swedish singer releases a solo disc sung in Swedish and seeped in sweet soul.
The Northern soul music and dance scene that emerged in Northern England in the late 1960s has had a resurgence over the past few years with movies, new clubs and re-released classics. ‘Sparkar’ (Kicks) completely captures the retro guitar chord arrangement and upbeat tempo, while his Swedish sung lyrics invite you to make spins on the dance-floor. The female backing vocal is an exquisite touch and compliments his smokey tones perfectly.
In translation, the single is about the balance of both wanting and not wanting to fit into society with its demands and tribulations.
Released on Hej Musik, ‘Sparkar’ is the first single Markus’s from his upcoming album and is available on digital and fabulous 7” vinyl.
B-Side: Nar vi Vinner
Purchase your copy here: https://www.bengans.se