Scan Magazine, Issue 113, June 2018

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Scan Magazine  |  Culture  |  Music

Scandinavian music By Karl Batterbee

Swedish superstar Tove Lo has gathered together some of her popstar mates to release a new track. Featuring Icona Pop and Elliphant from Sweden, Alma from Finland and Charli XCX from the UK, she has produced Bitches – a song about a certain kind of enjoyment that Tove gets from her female friends. Boys should not feel left out though – the girls have filmed a somewhat educational music video for you to enjoy. Sweden has been getting a reputation recently for producing some great soul artists, with the likes of Seinabo Sey,  Sabina Ddumba and Janice flying the flag high for both the country and the genre. But again, are the guys feeling left out? One new artist on the scene might change that: Swedish gent Patrik Jean. He has just released his debut EP, L is For. All six songs have titles that start

with the letter L, and more importantly, all six show off his incredibly soulful voice beautifully. If an EP is still far too much of a commitment for you though, skip to the highlight – Losing Sleep. A brand new electropop outfit has just popped up. Sleepyheads is the side project for three artists: vocalist Emanuel and producer Von Arbin from Sweden, and vocalist Daniel Oliver from Iceland. Their debut single is If U Got A Problem, and it sounds like it could have come from Body Talk-era Robyn. No greater compliment in synthpop, but totally deserved. And finally, Iceland’s Daniel Oliver is not just concentrating on Sleepyheads right now. He has also put out his latest single, Emotions – a banging dance track that has been heavily influenced by ‘90s

club music. If you appreciate a modern take on piano house, you should find a lot to love here.

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