Efterklang – Modern Drift

Hello people, it’s been a while. Let’s celebrate the fantastic year of 2014 with some music! It’s not new, but  it’s Scandinavian and it’s good.

Lanterns on the Lake

I saw Lanterns on the Lake on a small stage in Stockholm and this song was one of their closing acts. It was January this year, I was with my good friend Malin, it was cold, dark, snowy and melancholic as only Stockholm can be in the winter. I remember feeling so privileged to see them. It was majestic, magnificent and powerful.

You learn fear is just a fleeting thing.

You learn love is not a fleeting thing.

 

AU- Get Alive

A friend introduced me to this song about two years ago. It remains on my playlist today because it’s exciting, jovial and full of energy. It’s the kind of song that makes you feel like closing down the laptop, running outside and dancing in the rain.

GET ALIVE!!!

St. Vincent – Digital Witness

St. Vincent is an American born musician who is absolutely oozing with talent. Her highly complex, yet perfectly arranged music is something you should be spending a lot of time with.

This track, digital witness, pokes a bit of fun at our desire to make public our every waking experience. (Clearly we are guilty over here, we have a blog!)

Enjoy!

First Aid Kit

I love this song, and it is not just because it is the music baby that would be produced if Jennie and I procreated (they are a Swedish band that sounds like they are from the American West). It is also because this band knows how to do folk and knows how to do it well, perhaps better than most Americans. Their voices are beautiful, their music is weaved together effortlessly, and their lyrics are so damn relevant to our lives.

Hope you enjoy!

Having no idea who or what or where I am
Something good comes with the bad
A song’s never just sad
There’s hope, there’s a silver lining