Ji Nilsson, also known as Sweden’s official ambassador for the colour blue, is one of our favourite artists, but has been a little quiet lately since the release of her 2015 EP Blue Is The Saddest Colour. She’s started to up her activity levels recently, putting out a collab with Mash Up International, announcing in a Facebook post that new music is coming this spring and that she’s working on an album. And now she’s tossed a new track on Soundcloud, ‘April Sun’.
‘April Sun’ was written for Nilsson’s ” nephew, born on a cherry blossom day”, and it’s an achingly pretty song. It’s stripped-back and delicate, with Nilsson’s voice left bare on a minimalistic musical backdrop, and it swells into a beautiful chorus. That spring moment when the breeze flows through the cherry blossoms is hard to capture in song, but ‘April Sun’ comes as close as you can get.