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Sorry For The Pain: Sensational Swedish angelic wonder Sofia Ilektra feels like the Lucky Charm

Sung with so much delightful grace and illuminating beauty, Sofia Ilektra rockets our tired souls into a whole new world of intrigue with her mesmerizing new single called Lucky Charm.

Sofia Ilektra is an experimental Stockholm, Sweden-based indie singer-songwriter, poet and creative director who is one of those rare artists who takes breaths away to be rejuvenated.

She’s often exploring introspective topics whilst blending playful, rhythmic vocals with soothing, ethereal tones.” ~ taken from Sofia’s Spotify page

Showing us how a self-enlightened essence can flip moods around with beautiful melodies, Sofia Ilektra is a tremendously luminous anthem for anyone who needs to be reminded that mindset is everything. Easing our apprehensions into calmer waters, we find a lifeguard-like song to rescue all of our concerns away with calming confidence to savour.

Lucky Charm from the enticing Stockholm, Sweden-based indie singer-songwriter/poet Sofia Ilektra is a supremely stunning soundtrack to get enthusiastic about as it’s pure and sweet on the palate. This exceptionally genuine spirit has reminded us that music is there to be cherished if made with love. Just like life should be right?

Soothe your ears on Spotify. See more vibes on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Shades On: LAKRITS feels like he is floating on air with the Hot Boy Summer

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Cueing up his next theme song with his rather stylish ways, LAKRITS feels like the sun is heating his imagination up beyond what was possible before on Hot Boy Summer.

LAKRITS aka Alain Gholmi is a Stockholm, Sweden-based, Copenhagen, Denmark-born indie funk/pop solo singer-songwriter and model who is known as one of the most charismatic figures around.

LAKRITS adopts a larger-than-life personality, delivering even larger hooks that encourage listeners to have a good time no matter who tries to stop them.” ~ LAKRITS

Impressing with a fantastic new single that will have you lathering that sunblock all over your body, LAKRITS is feeling hot and wants the world to know about it. Letting the steam in is the mission here, from an artist who is only interested in having the best time imaginable.

Hot Boy Summer from Stockholm, Sweden-based indie funk/pop solo singer-songwriter/model LAKRITS is a hot new release about keeping your shine burning bright. He’s in love with this moment as the stars seem perfectly in line to where he is headed. Flying rather high and taking the rest of us with on this important mission, as we are swept into a movie-like dream of a single you’re hardly likely to forget quickly.

Listen up this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Keep On: Sensational Swedish band Ghost Nation can feel that immortal power rising on ‘Forevermore’

After their incredibly important mental health message from April 2021 called ‘Black Dogs’, Ghost Nation whistles their way into our hearts with the instant classic that has you feeling like anything is possible if you have that vital support on ‘Forevermore‘.

Ghost Nation is a Stockholm, Sweden-based alternative pop/rock duo who met by chance at a local gig and clicked instantly, which certainly shows in their electrifying music.

This time it is a conversation between the past, the present and the future. And the last words in the end of the song are chanting “We are forevermore” frantically, as if it would give the words life.” ~ Ghost Nation

Causing our speakers to boom and our souls to go vroom, Ghost Nation rocket into our lives with a simply brilliant new single that shall probably cause some unexpected heart palpitations.

Forevermore is also a song that pays homage to the guitar solo. For this song, Ghost Nation has invited guitarist Christian Lund, who together with the band explores new musical territories.” ~ Ghost Nation

Forevermore‘ from Stockholm, Sweden-based alternative pop/rock duo Ghost Nation is an action packed track that deserves to be in the next Fast & Furious movie. There is a real elevation here from their previous releases, which shows their outstanding progression to being one of the most lively bands on the planet.

Underground for now, but packed with world class quality, that will stun you like you have just seen the love of your life for the first time.

Hear this thrilling single on Spotify and see their movements further on the website.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

ANNA VEE shows us vividly inside her dreams while riding that ‘Yellow Cadillac’

With a real insight into her mentality right now as she looks for the life that no one can take away from her, ANNA VEE blends in some loveable satire to keep us all guessing what her actual goals are with ‘Yellow Cadillac‘.

ANNA VEE is a Stockholm, Sweden-based, Ukranian-born indie-pop singer-songwriter who keeps things natural with a stunning array of fresh vocals and smartly written lyrics.

Together with the EP ANNA VEE is releasing The World’s First Unique Music Royalty NFT Collection where the NFT holders share 50% of the revenue generated from the EP.” ~ ANNA VEE

With her intelligent mindset, delightful singing ability, NFT foresight and a winning attitude, ANNA VEE might be one of the most promising pop musicians on the planet right now. She keeps things simple and gets our heads nodding to her superb style that might force a welcome smile after many months wrapped inside frigid frowns.

Yellow Cadillac‘ from Stockholm, Sweden-based, Ukranian-born indie-pop singer-songwriter ANNA VEE is a catchy track for anyone who wants to get away from the tribulations of this rough world. She sings with a tranquil energy that will probably get you clicking your fingers and imagining living in one of those massive mansions where celebs spend their lives hidden inside. Featuring her silky vocals that will light up your mood, this is a single to play loud when you just want to forget your stresses and see a rising artist at her best.

See this classy music video on YouTube and see more on the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Green Suburban senses from deep within that the time for a cleansing resurrection is now as he calls for ‘Rain Down’

As he gazes up and prays for that all-important water to wash away all of our sins and stop these pointless wars, Green Suburban asks for action to happen from above before it’s all in vain with, ‘Rain Down‘.

Green Suburban is a Stockholm, Sweden-based indie-rock project that has been carefully created by the local underground singer-songwriter, Isak Skoglund.

After spending most of his teenage years playing the guitar for other artists and also being a guitarist in the psychedelic rock band Blakk Fungus, Green Suburban is Isak’s outlet of exploring creativity in his own songwriting.” ~ Green Suburban

Bringing us a comforting blend of inspiring melodies that has your abdomen feeling a bit warmer than before, Green Suburban has helped us believe again and with such peaceful vocals to enjoy, this is a single that has clearly been made with unpretentious vibrancy we can all support.

Rain Down‘ from Stockholm, Sweden-based indie-rock artist Green Suburban shows us a world that is clean and away from any bad energy that can sap its inhabitants of that much-needed strength. With hope fading away quicker than a beautiful sunset, this is that shining glimmer of believing that everything happens for a reason and that things will get better soon. They have to right?

Life can veer you off the tracks but if you never give up, you will surely find your way despite the wild adventure to get there.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see the IG music page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Said I’m Sorry: Exceptional Swedish singer Matilda wishes they would come home on the outstanding ‘Love and Lust’

Releasing a much-awaited track that was made three years ago in LA, Matilda is quite delightfully gorgeous on a striking single which will have you dancing along with the ‘Love and Lust‘.

Matilda Jonsson aka Matilda, is a Stockholm, Sweden-based, indie Pop singer-songwriter and former Berklee College of Music student who was based in Los Angeles, California.

This is such a stunning single from a sugar-tipped vocalist who seems to sing with so much beautiful freedom, as she tells us the relatable story about a romantic time that was so bright but has since faded. Disappointing things happened to end the love and there is so much regret-filled emotions, that sweeps you off your feet and takes you to a highly reflective state of mind.

Love and Lust‘ from the scintillating Swedish sensation Matilda, is such a glorious effort from a truly talented artist who feels like she has had some rather bad luck in this music industry. You feel the passionate embrace in her breath-filled lungs as he urges her former lover to come back to make things right, as the splendid beat takes you to a place you remember so intently. The difference between love and lust really is night and day, however sometimes you only realize this when its all over.

Hear this lovely new creation on Spotify and see her journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

So Much Love: Stockholm’s The Mermaids desire that all-night vibe with ‘Miami Lucid’

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After the huge underground success of their sensual debut single ‘L’auntre‘, The Mermaids return stylishly with their dazzle-the-eyes new single called ‘Miami Lucid‘.

The Mermaids is a classy Stockholm, Sweden-based indie Electro-Pop duo. They marvelously mix in RnB and Hip-Hop treats for us to nourish hungrily on, to sensationally bring our whole body to be in tune with their excellently crafted vibration.

It’s dark and it’s shimmery, and it will wash you ashore right where you belong – in the warm place that exists right outside of everything in your life that doesn’t matter. You don’t have to be an accountant you know. You can be whatever you want.” ~ The Mermaids

Miami Lucid‘ from the fast-rising Stockholm, Sweden-based indie Electro-Pop act The Mermaids, is a synthwave-dream that will want you to chase that feeling that you ultimately desire. The night is still young and you have seen the apple to your eye that you want to be delicious with, as you bad-boy your way to feeling alight. Made with a party atmosphere that will seduce your thoughts to find someone actually worthwhile to be with until the sun rises – this is a fine effort from a tremendous outfit – who are on a mission for that world domination.

Stream this top new track on Spotify.

See more news via their IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Am Who I Wanna Be: Sublime Swedish singer-songwriter Elviise is simply sensational on ‘Lucid Dream’

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After dazzling us with the beautifully classy ‘Whispers In The Night‘, Elviise took time to meditate deeply and realized that she was indeed headed in the right direction even though it felt like she was going backwards, on her exquisitely heavenly creation that is her third single called ‘Lucid Dream‘.

Elvira Johansson aka Elviise, is a highly inspiring indie pop/rock artist who is based in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden. She make dreamy music that is so soothingly meaningful, as her honest message takes you to a place which is so relevant, and helps you to believe in yourself again.

The lyrics tell the story how Elviise reality felt like a dream and for a long time, she didn’t know how to wake up from it. All the lies, the people who stabbed her back, the ones that left her to fight the battle alone. The process to keep trusting yourself and that you’re doing the right thing when everyone else is leaving.” ~ Elviise

Powered by the indie label Hearts In Horizon which she started with her supportive partner Robin Nordström during the start of this dreadful pandemic, Elviise has emerged from the darkness of her youth to really take charge of her destiny. You feel the ever-increasing strength that flows through her excellent vocals, to help others out there that have also suffered with low confidence and those feelings of wanting to harm yourself. It feels like she sings for more than herself, her piercing eyes are so honest and her gorgeous vocals only seek to uplift – as she floats majestically like a Queen over all the smoggy self-doubt – and to a much happier place in our hearts.

When life brings such unreal events, experiences, injustices and you hope that someone will pinch you in the arm so you can wake up from the unreal dream. It’s only then, when you think that everything is hopeless, that you can experience the magical moment when you realize that you actually have the control to change your reality. Change mindset, change gears. Fight back.” ~ Elviise

Lucid Dream‘ from the wonderful Västerås, Sweden-born, Stockholm, Sweden-based indie pop/rock artist Elviise, is a truly remarkable single from a graceful artist who is headed towards her prime. With a calming piano-filled start which sets the scene just right, to the breathtaking build which feels like you are in a movie, this is a sumptuous effort that needs lots of love.

This is a fighting-through-the-struggles anthem that proves you can reach your goals if you try hard enough, and have the support of those who truly believe in you. Be who you want to be.

Hear this fine new single on her Spotify and see more visuals on her IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

She’s Not Yours To Keep: Prodigious Swedish act Mata Kopa urges us to move on with ‘Go Buy the Sun’

Formally known Tellus Children when they first formed a few years ago, Mata Kopa show us their growing maturity on the strikingly real story about swiftly moving on when you are in a stagnant relationship which needs to end, so you can both be truly happy on ‘Go Buy the Sun‘.

Mata Kopa is a Gothenburg-born, Stockholm-based, indie garage-rock quartet. This sensational Swedish band bring an immaculate experience to the table on a groovy song, that gives you some inner perspective of the highest order.

After releasing their debut album and touring Sweden as well as different parts of Europe in 15’ and 16’, the project’s composers Miranda Raeder and Boris Grubesic have changed base to Stockholm, gone back to school, started new jobs, traveled and focused on writing new material.” ~ Mata Kopa

You feel like you are floating on a peaceful cloud above all the pollution of the world – on this terrific track which shows you how you really need to let go – for the betterment of your partner and yourself. Hanging on isn’t going to help at all, in fact it will only lead you astray as you try and fight love, which is such a natural process.

Go Buy the Sun‘ from the Swedish indie garage-rock band Mata Kopa, is a really terrific song that is one of the most enjoyable releases of this year so far. Their musicianship is top drawer quality and the soundscape rather world class – as you miss that special soul who you thought was perfect for you – when actually they were in your life to lead you into a new direction entirely.

Hear this new track on their Spotify and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Stop Playing Games: Swedish rock band Pressure open up the floodgates with ‘No One Can Hear You’

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With a thudding beat that stomps the sweaty socks right off your busting boots, Pressure do what they do best on their new high voltage classic rock feeling of a single with ‘No One Can Hear You‘, that is taken off their latest album called ‘Path Of A Shadow‘.

Pressure is a full-paced three-piece Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic rock band, who certainly turn up the volume and keep it there the whole way through.

With vocalist Olof Jönsson, songwriter and lead guitarist Simon “Siirpo” Forsell fused together with the powerful Emil Salling, this is a strong team that bring the electric guitar-packed heat with every second, that actually leaves you quite breathless.

This is about asking your friend to stop playing games, as all their dreams will come true if they just buckle in and open up their eyes to what is quite easy to see.

No One Can Hear You’ from Stockholm, Sweden melodic rock band Pressure, is a soaring effort that has you in a flux of emotions as they perform with a ferocious velocity, that burns the doubt all off your tired body. This is a band that leaves it all on the line and bring back that classic sound, from the rock heyday of yesteryear.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see their IG for more new release news and stories.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen