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A&R Factory Present: A Treehouse Wait

Jenny Wahlström grew up with one foot at a country farm in the south of Sweden. She had her other foot in Asia, where her parents worked for several periods of time during her childhood. That might explain why she always looks beyond her horizon and why international co-works have always been part of her artistry and musicianship. She has mainly worked as a songwriter in the EDM-stage, co-writing and performing with acts like Martin Garrix (Virus), Shermanology (Stranger) and Ferry Corsten (Many ways). As a former singer and songwriter for the electro pop band Sounds of Nonno, ”The Guardian”-reporter Michael Cragg praised Jenny and described her songs as sweet robo-pop that promised a lot for the future. Unfortunately, the band didn’t last that long and the future was uncertain.

Realizing that it wasn’t just songs that made sense to herself, but the fact that people actually listened when she started singing re-inspired her. After spending a month in the USA, being the opening act for a Swedish folksinger, singer and songwriter Jenny Wahlström plucked up the courage to put the songs down on paper and record the songs she didn’t think she’d ever share with the rest of the world. A Treehouse Wait was born.

Like others, A Treehouse Wait was not someone else’s project but her own and of course of her friends, a collection of creative people who feel the urge to speak through their music. They ’speak’ all over the world during their tours but sometimes they just put up a show in a small pub in Stockholm or at other times in someone’s living-room in the north of Sweden. The size of the band of A Treehouse Wait changes at each gig but whenever the musicians come together, the songs come to life and suddenly everything makes sense.

The songs are mostly inspired by the things one is so familiar with, but mostly would not talk about. Like empty city streets during the summer. Or when anxiety leaves. Giving up your love or the fear of leaving home. It’s not all beautiful, but it’s all life. And sharing that experience, the music suddenly creates a place for you to be, and you know that someone else has been there, too.

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