There is one thing that is more important to me than anything else. I don’t want anybody to feel like no one hears them. I want to do what I can to help people avoid falling into that big black hole of loneliness. I want to think of the big picture and why we are here on this planet. A while back I decided to change my direction when it comes to music and took some time to really think of what music gives me and what it can give other people. For me it’s a place to belong. I want my music to actually be able to help people, in more ways than the connection and community it creates. So from now on 50% of all profits from merch, cds, vinyls and 100% of digital downloads purchased through my Bandcamp will be donated to Under Kevlaret.
Under Kevlaret is a Swedish association focused on helping boys and men open up and speak about their feelings. I see this as a huge issue today, and I believe helping men get more comfortable talking about their emotions and what they carry inside will help benefit the whole of society. Under Kevlaret do seminars at schools around Sweden for young boys and keep a chat open 4 evenings a week where boys and men can speak about whatever is on their minds.
The ”For Us Lonely Souls” live session is now out! I’m so proud of what we have created and I’m truly blessed to have friends with such musical and creative talents and with such kindness as to give me a part of their time to make this happen. With their help this became even more beautiful than I had envisioned.
Special thanks goes out to: Fritz Tsai – Director & Video Jack Grewe – Drums & Audio Jolanda Moletta – Piano & backing vocals Felicitas Arnold – Violin Jose David Sierra Ramírez – Cello
Friday 19th of February at 6:45 pm CET I will premiere a brand new live session from a song off of my last album ‘For Us Lonely Souls’. As I’m nominated to be a part of the European network of showcase festivals, INES, they will air it as a part of their ‘Festival of Streams’ event together with the rest of the Swedish nominees. My performance will be streamed at 7:25 pm CET, but I’d advice you to check in earlier to see all of the other amazing bands and artists. You can click the bell icon on the video above to get reminded before the premiere starts.
I got to know Dominique aka Yellow Belly maybe around 6 years ago when she somehow found my first album Boredomtapes. I was so amazed that someone all the way from the UK had found my music, and even liked it so much she wanted to buy a cassette tape! We started talking over soundcloud and I found out that she also was making music – BEAUTIFUL music. Since then she has really developed her own unique style of dark, moody, ambient and electronic music. Her new album ”Spiral” is just out, and I am so proud and grateful that I got to be part of the last track ”Hiatus”, adding some vocals, guitar, keyboards and working on the arrangement together. I am now officially a fan – and you should be too.
“Adesso forse ha trovato la sua dimensione: scrittura pop, profumo post rock, umoralità vagamente dark. Io direi Jeff Buckley + Sigur Ròs, ma andrei a spanne e lascerei per strada un bel po’ delle tante sfumature di questo songwriter fragile e prezioso”
Grazie mille Shoegaze Blog for featuring my music and comparing me to such favorites as Sigur Rós and Jeff Buckley! An honor to be in the right company of all this beautiful shoegaze music.
Read the full review and check out lots of other great Shoegaze artists featured HERE.
An honor to have my song ‘Heartfuck’ on the podcast eleven pop songs in the right company of other great shoegaze, dreampop and post-punk artists. My german is not the best but thought I heard some ‘düsterich’ ‘pompös’ and ‘fantastisch’… If your german is better than mine – make sure to check out the show HERE!
Nice surprise! Seems like top Swedish music magazine GAFFA Sverige has added all songs of ‘For Us Lonely Souls’ onto their playlist. Thank you for keeping an eye on me Gaffa! Listen to the playlist HERE.
Today ’For Us Lonely Souls’ is finally out on CD and Vinyl as well as all digital streaming platforms thanks to Kick The Flame Publishing and everyone who has helped crowdfunding the record. Be prepared, for this record is a dark and brutally honest one.
To celebrate the release of my new album ’For Us Lonely Souls’ on the 28th of February I will hit the road early March for some special shows through Germany. This time I will bring Jolanda Moletta (from SHE OWL) on keyboards and Jack Grewe on drums. It will be more loud, quiet, psychedelic, epic, atmospheric and beautiful than ever.
Surprise surprise! Today Echoes And Dust premieres a brand new live session of ‘Will I Be Alone For The Rest Of My Life?’. I am incredibly thankful to be joined by Jolanda Moletta from SHE OWL on keyboards and Leon Griese from THE SOMNAMBULIST on drums.
“In a warm mystic haze that might lead your thoughts to movies like Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, Gus Ring’s fragile yet powerful voice and soaring ambient guitar mends perfectly into Leon Griese’s dark jazz drumming, Jolanda Moletta’s haunting vocals, heavy mellotron bass and sharp oriental leads.”
Danke schön to Kassels Anorak City for including “For Us Lonely Souls” in your beautiful “Anorak City 2019” playlist. It gives me a warm feeling sharing a place among other Swedish artists I love like Menke and Star Horse.
Thank you SpinGrey for adding “For Us Lonely Souls” to your wonderfully moody playlist “Tears & Wine” amongst some of my heavily adored personal favorites like Devendra Banhart, Keaton Henson and I am Oak.
I never thought I’d do this, but after having multiple people encouraging this independent Swede, I am now taking the step; I am starting a crowdfunding campaign to make the CD and Vinyl production for my upcoming album “For Us Lonely Souls” possible – and YOU can help! If you want to see this happen you can either leave a donation of choice or purchase any of the merch or special items listed on my Indiegogo page – you’ll get there by clicking HERE.
Ricky from my favorite Swedes in Drefvet did a long and very honest in-depth interview with me earlier this summer. Talking about different kinds of darkness, the struggles of keeping your art honest while surviving as a musician, how my songs come to life and the concept of my new album (Swedish only).
This is the song that opened my mind for the future. It helped me find the reason I share my music at all. I am a troubled soul in a world where I really have to struggle to find my place. But I want to believe I can, and that we all can. This is the reason I create at all, to understand this world and to be able to connect with you, and music is the most absolute way for me to do it.
Next Friday, the 23rd of August, my second single and title track from my upcoming album “For Us Lonely Souls” will be released on all streaming platforms. Thanks to UK’s Freq you can already hear the track today as well as getting a brief insight into the recording process of the album HERE.