A lot of my friends are moving out to LA and I can’t understand why. I considered it a few months back when my boy Michael Smith was putting me on to some opportunities out there but I realized how much I needed that New York beat around me and that idea quickly fell through. One place I would consider moving to is Sweden, simply because 75% of the new artists that instantly grab my attention seem to be coming from the kingdom. Sarah Assbring aka El Perro Del Mar released an EP last year called Love Is Not Pop that I’ve been meaning to talk about but never got around to.
A light in the darkness
Been dreaming for so long
Searching for a witness
or means to carry on
Sweet talk for hours
’bout things we’re gonna’ do
And sometimes I lose track of my heart
But this could never work out oh ohh”
This song is about bittersweet heartbreak and Sarah’s lush voice brings those lyrics to life in a way very similar to fellow Swedish star Lykke Li. Cheesy love songs can make me cringe sometimes but the version of love Lykke Li and Sarah put out is a little more in tune with the reality I live so I make sure to listen well. The production on the track is fantastic, borrowing it’s feeling from the 80’s but managing to sound remarkably new at the same time. Alright, I’ve got a session waiting but I had to share my Monday mood beforehand, enjoy.