Posts Tagged ‘Albin Lee Meldau’

April 5, 2018

I have made it a mission in my life to see Albin Lee Meldau live. I can only imagine how immensely moving that experience would be, considering his gravelly voice and the sheer force of the emotion he puts into his singing. The Gothenburg singer songwriter returned this week with a new video and a remix EP for The Weight Is Gone, a soul soaked rock and dance pop swinger that signals a striking new creative direction for the artist. Vivacious pleats of beats and sweeping strings adorn the reverb-heavy jam. Albin confesses how love can sometimes feels like a heavy curse on the song, lifted from his forthcoming debut album due out this summer on Astralwerks. If you’ve yet to watch Albin Lee Meldau’s NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert series appearance, you can watch the performance, here. The Weight Is Gone is available, here, and we’ll be sure to be on the lookout for details regarding Albin’s debut album. 

July 3, 2017
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Albin Lee Meldau’s Lovers EP, which he released to much critical acclaim last year, closed out with a grainy soulful acoustic demo named Bloodshot. The track was a heart pummeling affair despite its stripped down arrangement. The Gothenburg singer songwriter has now released a finalized version of the track, and it’s just as breathtaking of a listen in all its orchestral rich, bluesy soulful glory. There’s no escaping the draw of Albin Lee Meldau’s voice, whose sheer power and weathered charm evokes the likes of Hozier, Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka, and Rag’n’Bone Man. Bloodshot is out via iTunes, here. You can listen to Albin’s complete catalog on Spotify / Apple Music, here.

March 6, 2016
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New Gothenburg singer songwriter Albin Lee Meldau makes a stunning debut on Lou Lou, a raw and rousing song that tells a tale of an enslaving and destructive love. Albin Lee Meldau certainly enslaves, or perhaps even breaks my heart with the song, which was produced by fellow Swede, Lykke Li contributor Björn Yttling. Lou Lou teeters between progressive and acoustic soul with its minimalist production and stark vocals. It’s so incredibly powerful that I’m left with far too many emotions brimming after the two minute spectacular ends, leaving me with no option but to hit the play button all over again. Albin Lee Meldau’s voice is phenomenal, and I greatly look forward to the special Mahogany Sessions performance that he’ll be revealing later this month.