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"Music Is Life" is the first single to surface from the forthcoming debut album by Sweden’s Elliphant. The album was produced by the red-hot team behind the Icona Pop and Niki and the Dove albums at Ten Music, so needless to say, expectations are high. If it’s anything like this very summery single, recorded with Jamaica’s Ras Fraser Junior, we are all in for a treat.
We love Swedish electro-pop quartet Kate Boy, but who doesn’t aside from Al Qaeda? That’s what we thought. While there is no release date penciled in yet for their much anticipated debut album, you can check out the self-directed video for their new single “The Way We Are” below. It’s available via IAMSOUND Records.
Our favorite makeup-donning boy Ms. Henrik is back with another music video that’s hard to wrap your head around. “Mark” is the follow-up to his debut single “Doing It For The Man" and the first track off his incredible synth-pop Blue Velvet Frank EP. Director Lina Engborg brings to life a strange dream set in a cowboy saloon, with men wearing pearls and women in fishnets and Ms. Henrik in dark red lipstick in the middle of it all, crooning his heart out to this mysterious Mark. It’s a sight to see, and music you can’t miss out on. Watch the video below.
Victoria Bergsman mesmerizes once again with her utterly unique and sweet voice and lullaby-like soothing melodies in her latest single “Only You,” and its accompanying new video. Directed by Armen Harootun, the video features the Swedish songstress singing blindfolded around several mid-makeout couples. Harootun says, “To me the idea of the video came from the resistance of another idea. I became tired of watching videos of the same thing: a man chasing a woman, or visa versa. It seemed appropriate to consider love as something that doesn’t have to be between a man and a woman. The video is a showcase, not a demonstration of that idea.”
"Victoria’s role in the video can be interpreted in a few ways. To me, she is blinding herself from any promiscuity because she wants to be exclusive with one person only, hence the meaning of the song.”
Only You is taken from last year’s Other Worlds (via Secretly Canadian), Taken By Trees' Hawaii-inspired, tropical synthpop album, and was released last week paired with a beautiful remix by LA producer Jesse Shatkin aka Belief. Watch the video below and don't forget to share it with your one and only afterwards.
Last month, Swedish electronic duo Club 8 released new single “Stop Taking My Time,” the synth-drenched first taste of their forthcoming eigth stuido album, Above The City. Teaming up with Andil Dahl, Club 8 collaborators Johan Angergård and Karolina Komstedt made a stylish video with a simple concept for the enticing first single which features the duo as silhouetted figures and lots of bright-coloured lights. The album drops May 21 via Labrador Records. Watch the video below.
We’ve alerted you about Urban Cone for several times before and just when we thought it wasn’t possible to love this Swedish synthpop five piece more, they gave us the new video for “Searching For Silence,” the thumping body-mover taken from their unapologetically good debut LP Our Youth (out now via Universal MusicSweden). Watch the video below and have a listen at “Freak,” “Black Ocean" and "Kings & Queens" on Hot Shit afterwards, if you haven’t already.
The Australian/Swedish sister duo Say Lou Lou,who previously mesmerized us with their debut single “Maybe You,” are back with a brand new one titled “Julian.” They are unleashing the single on May 6th through their newly formed label À Deux, and it will be bundled with remixes from Dan Lissvik, Martin Dubka, Monsieur Adi and Checan. Stream the track below.
It’s been almost a year since we posted anything from Swedish rising star Little Jinder but the long wait is now over. We’re happy to inform you that the synth-pop artist has just posted a video for her new single “Whatever 4ever,” a track taken from her forthcoming debut album that is penciled in for release later this summer via Goldenbest Records. The video was directed by Anders Abrahamsson, André Lindholm, Jonathan Estate and Elias Klenell.
Swedish Italo-disco duo Sally Shapiro have shared another track from their new album Somewhere Else. “All My Life” is possibly our favourite track to be taken from their third album, and it is available now via Paper Bag Records.