Last week offered up another fine selection of new Nordic releases, and we’ve just added some of the most interesting ones to the Trenda: New Nordic Pop playlist on Spotify!
Sweden’s Erik Hassle had been flying below the radar since the arrival of his album Pieces in 2010, before returning last year with the Somebody’s Party EP. Off the back of his previous 2015 singles ‘Natural Born Lovers’ and ‘No Words’, Erik released his latest single ‘Smaller’ on Friday. The song was written in Berlin together with Daniel Ledinsky and deals with the ever so relevant “tough break-up” theme.
Finnish producer Lenno, who was also featured in Nordic Playlist: A Musical Tour of Helsinki, drops in with a nu-disco stomper called ‘Fever’! The track features British singer Benson on vocals and was recorded a little while ago, so has already gathered a number of fans through Lenno’s airing of the track during his live sets.
A new light in the Swedish pop sky – appearing to have emerged from nowhere – is Kreep, with the pumping new track ‘Bitter Honey’! The track is a perfect fit for the Trenda: New Nordic Pop playlist and we’re very excited to see where Kreep will go, as well as to learn who’s behind the secretive moniker!
Keeping things summery but melancholic (in true Northern fashion), is the song ‘Kings’ from Danish dance trio The Mountains is another new addition to the Trenda: New Nordic Pop playlist. The Mountains released their last single ‘There is Always Hope’ back in the spring, and are kicking off the winter-time with their brand new release ‘Kings’ which premiered on Friday.