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Losing My Mind: SALT heads to the edge of reason on the excellent ‘Master Of None’

With such an honest lyrical output that has you looking into the mirror to see if you are headed into the right direction, SALT returns to our willing ears with the superb new single called ‘Master Of None‘.

Sofia Mellander aka SALT is a fantastic Swedish indie pop/folk artist from Stockholm who is now based in London. She brings her honest sense of humor to the fore and uses music to educate others, as well and expressing her inner creativity that is flourishing before our very eyes.

”I write about sex, incels, feeling useless, and feeling incredible.” – SALT

As sings with such grace and thoughtfulness, her smart mind is mixed with contrasting emotions that is born from being stuck inside for too long. She feels like she knows a lot but its not paying fruit at this stage, when actually it will later down the line when the stars align.

Her vocal ability is so glorious and heart warming, each note sung with such an elegantly alluring style that makes you smile with a cheeky grin, as you feel so warm inside your curious soul and get lost into her truthful story of working out who she really wants to be in life.

Master Of None‘ from the sensationally courageous London-based Sweden-born solo pop/folk artist SALT, is a fascinating journey into her cozy room — as she shows us her inner emotions — which carefully asking for love and direction again. Here is a multi-talented woman with a clearly beautiful heart, who has made such a gem to hold onto here.

Hear this new single on her Soundcloud and support her journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Run Away: Top class Swedish band Ghost Nation lead us from the ‘Black Dogs’ of our mind

Bringing us a vitally important message about mental health that is often swept under the carpet, Ghost Nation show us unrivaled honesty about issues that have plagued the band in the past, as they perform with so much passion on their new song called ‘Black Dogs’.

Ghost Nation is a thriving two-piece alt rock/pop act from Stockholm, Sweden. They make that spiritually enlightening music that has your mind alert and gives you so much admiration for their stunning soundscape creativity.

”The black dog is that constant darkness that follows you and that you can’t get rid of.” – Ghost Nation

You feel the superb vocals that are entrenched into your mind, you hold onto the beat that washes over your body to cleanse away the self-doubt, the lyrics are striking and gives you a true warning.

Black Dogs’ from sensational Swedish duo Ghost Nation, is a message to not look back, as you run from the dark shadows and the barking of the mind, as you find your peace to figure out who you really are in life. Looking behind and getting bitten by the past isn’t helpful at all and leaves you with those deep scars.

Taking a breath and believing in yourself with good habits away from bad company and unhelpful vibes, will only make you smile and happier after all.

Stream this new single on Soundcloud and see their FB for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Moving On: Sweden’s Annie Öster finds the strength deep within to close the painful chapter on ‘For Your Sake’

Breaking away from being held underground for far too long, Annie Öster is ready for the next journey to find her true peace, as she unties herself to flourish like never before on ‘For Your Sake‘.

Annie Öster is a sensationally courageous Stockholm, Sweden indie pop singer-songwriter/pianist, who after ten years of being away from performing live, found the strength to beat the performance anxiety demons, to now fly free unshackled and doing what she loves.

You feel her strength inside the music she beautifully sings, the horrific covid-19 pandemic helped change her thinking as she realized that life is too short, to be locked inside any longer with someone she gave so much for but got very little back from. When you find that elusive key and never let it go, you feel like you are in a new world and you know that this is the right place for you to flourish like a butterfly roaming in delightful innocence.

For Your Sake‘ from the brave Stockholm singer-songwriter/pianist Annie Öster, is the story that sets you away from the pain inside as it builds and builds, breaking you for a while until you decide to be happy again. Being stuck in the quicksand of the past only holds you back, until you take that step to be in your own path again, not tied to anyone else’s selfish trail anymore.

See the video on YouTube, stream this sterling effort from the inspirational Annie on Spotify and see her IG for more stories.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Be true to yourself: Sweden’s Pressure lift us up with more realness on ‘What You See (Is What You Get)’

They encourage us to be unique no matter what and Pressure turn up the volume to drown out all of the self-doubt whispers, on their heart-stopping and exciting new single called ‘What You See (Is What You Get)’.

Pressure is an entertaining three-piece alt-rock band from calming Stockholm in stunning Sweden. They firmly fuse together that real rock music with double meanings that sparks your mind and body into action.

With fiery lyrics and gripping vocals mixed with incredible sounds from thriving guitar and bellowing drums, you are happily thrown into the vivid world of some real role models for everyone to listen to.

It feels like they have time traveled into our world for the greater good, with an independent attitude of knowing who they are. This simple but valuable message is vocally entrenched into their loud sound and is an inspiration to those who think that copying others is the way, when actually it really isn’t.

What You See (Is What You Get)’ from exhilarating Stockholm, Sweden band Pressure, is that lift off into a world of fun and honest stories about being your own person. With their alt-rock edge and enthusiastically rousing entry into our lives, you feel like you have just heard a band that will stick in your memory for a while, as they make that rare-to-find memorable music that is timeless.

Hear this top new track on Spotify and get into their world on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Save our planet with love: Small Changes sings with earthy debut beauty on ‘Seasons’

With their heroic love for our precious environment, Small Changes show us the worlds stunning role to play in our lives on ‘Seasons‘.

Stockholm, Sweden and London, UK indie-folk duo Small Changes, bring that old school love of nature back to our consciousness, thanks to the wonderful vocalist/songwriters Lina Nilsson and Elisabeth O’Connor. They remind us of the earths vital importance and are here to tell their story.

“Seasons is about climate change and why we should embrace the beauty of the seasons changing.”- Small Changes

With stunning vocals that make you remember how pure life can be, these two special ladies send us a peaceful song that needs to be heard far and wide. Changing our attitude is so important and the love simmers in gracefully here with a magnificent song, that fills you up with so much hope.

Seasons‘ from the kind souls that transmit only positive vibes that is so welcome, in an often-dark world named Small Changes, is a stunning reminder that we need to protect the world to make sure that there is a better life for future generations, before its too late.

See the lovely video on YouTube, hear this outstanding debut track on Soundcloud and venture into their world on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Keeping it real: Swedish Pop Rockers Ghost Nation send the rubbish back to sender on ‘Blow My Mind’

The earsplitting start from Stockholm, Sweden Pop-Rock band Ghost Nation on ‘Blow My Mind‘ might just perforate your eager eardrums.

Deafening electric guitar bluster and power screams through the unwavering speakers that feel the pressure mightily as the shake from the pure booming vocals, true story and excellent background that feels like a 5 piece band at least. The exuberant duo stir up a real meal for the soul here and this is such a welcome listen.

The story about being told things that you believe at first but after further inspection, you turn to the lieutenant in your brain and they tell you to call no on this once exciting journey; that has reached the end of the tracks. The energy force field is broken here as they have thrown away the trust that you once had. When someone shows you their true colors, its very hard to forget that moment as you lose all respect for them them, no matter what happened before.

Swedish duo Ghost Nation are quite electric on ‘Blow My Mind‘ as they up the standard of Rock songs that has a Pop sprinkle into the shaker too for us to consume. The quality act have such incredible success before and for a band so young, they are certainly an outfit you want to see do well as you don’t hear class like this too often these days.

A story about how some people feed you nonsense in your ear is so valid and the message to ignore it is so valuable. In a world full of quick messaging and an almost crazy reaction mentality that does nothing to educate our youth. This is a top effort from a band that show such special self-awareness.

Stream this stomp classic via Soundcloud and see the Swedish sizzlers on their IG and FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Swedish singer Linda Englund sees through the lies on excellent debut single ‘Ashamed’

https://soundcloud.com/lindaenglund/ashamed

Sultry singer-songwriter Linda Englund has just launched her first single ‘Ashamed‘.

Linda is based in Stockholm in Sweden and has been singing since she was a youngster and remembers fondly her musical classes and learning the ins and outs of the music game. Her inspirations are Christina Aguilera and Shania Twain just to name a few.

This is all about working out your crush and knowing that they will never change. They might say that they will but deep down, you just know that they won’t. You are wise enough now to see through the smoke and mirrors, your eyes are sharp and the brain is working overtime. You just know how this is going to end but you want to stay on the ride until it comes to an end.

Linda Englund from Sweden sings with such class here and is on a mission to succeed. ‘Ashamed‘ is a great start for this young singer and more music is expected soon from this huge talent. Her voice is so pure and beautiful.

Here is the music link here on Soundcloud.

Head through to the Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Stockholm band Marble Mammoth ride through the sky with ‘Have The Sun Lick Your Mind’

Have The Sun Lick Your Mind‘ is the fantastic new indie-rock psychedelia song from Sweden’s Marble Mammoth and this raises the standard in 2020.

Marble Mammoth are part of Sweden’s labyrinth psych scene. This Stockholm-based quartet, with members from bands such as garage rock act Dollhouse, wanders seamlessly and with style between classic genres in a dynamic mix of riff based rock and dreamy psychedelia.

Their progressive sound is characterized by swinging drums and bongos, fuzzy guitars, vintage organs and energetic vocals. I love the sound here and this a band that seems perfectly at sync.

Released off Klorofyll Records, ‘Have The Sun Lick Your Mind‘ from Marble Mammoth is a marvelous journey about going for your dreams. You want to reach so high that the sun can lick your mind so you feel free. With such a melodic rhythm that keeps you interested all the way through. This is such a gem.

Get it through the Spotify page.

Click here for the Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sa’ra Charismata – Hypocrites: a powerful demeanor

Politically enraged, satirically honest and with an undoubtedly seductive voice, Sa’ra Charismata possesses quite an astonishing energy you wouldn’t want to hold down. That’s the opening image you need to bear in mind when you hit play on Hypocrites.

Loosely mirroring Pink’s powerful demeanor, or at least that’s how Sa’ra Charismata struck me, Hypocrites is a trap-y pop attack to a political propaganda we’re all victims of.

What could at first seem like a “girl power” anthem explodes into a wakeful uproar throughout the second verse and chorus where the light distortion in her vocals overdrive the whole feel of the track.

Join the protest by listening to Hypocrites on Youtube.

Review by Jim Esposito.

Elin Bellander – Distant: An incredibly ambiguous yet meaningful pop hit

Pop mixed with elements of R&B is what the new single ‘’Distant’’ by Swedish artist Elin Bellander offers.

Throughout it’s up-beat, infectious and super catchy, it’s one of them that will be stuck in your head, but in a good way. Elin’s vocal range is insane, she has a voice that is so mesmerising to listen too, it’s unique and as the beat begins to pick up pace, the vocal range begins to hit the high notes spot on and it’s definitely impressive.

Pop music is known for being something that can boost your mood, letting the beat move you and having this connection with the lyrics. Distant gives it’s listeners that Pop feeling we all know and love. The lyrical approach reflects a past experience with a relationship, which is a  topic that many listeners would relate too and it screams girl power.

Every part from the instrumentals, the vocals and the overall sound is well thought out and it goes hand and hand with one another, it’s creative and one that needs to be listened too.

The up and coming artist has created a short track that shows huge potential for the future and we can’t wait to see what Elin Bellander is going to do next.

Check out Elin Bellander’s new single on soundcloud now!

Review by Karley Myall