Northern Lights

In their new album “Northern Lights”, Swedish folk-pop band Leading Edge transmutes the sound influences of 2010s indie folk into a sonic alchemy of pop vocal harmonies, rock-inspired guitar lines, and bluegrass violin elements. With the lyrical introspection of an eternal traveler, the selection produced by Alexander Asp presents a…
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February 25, 2020

Radio Shadow

The clever lyricism of Leading Edge’s new single “Radio Shadow” traverses the urban landscapes of heartbreak supported by a rich acoustic ensemble, exploring pop-influenced instrumental hooks and vocal harmonies with certain reminiscences of First Aid Kit. The Swedish septet’s new sound was consolidated by the neo-mellow approach of producer Alexander…
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January 23, 2020

Leading Edge

Swedish folk-pop ensemble Leading Edge combines the love for catchy melodies and stylish production of Nordic pop with indie folk’s organic instrumental qualities and lyricism. The seven-part band displays a palette of influences ranging from Coldplay to The Paper Kites, with a sophisticated frontwoman that may evoke associations to Florence…
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January 18, 2020

Small Steps Ahead

After a summer tour that took him over 2500 miles around Europe, Land of Trees is now releasing “Small Steps Ahead”, his second full-length album: An acoustic delight praising the value of hope through hard times and the emotional solace only nature provides. Produced by Alexander Asp in the spring…
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August 28, 2018

For the Books

As a self-reflective act on the transmutation that occurs when you put your experience into music, Land of Trees' new single "For the Books" reshapes the narrative of your past in order to get beyond it. Swedish singer/songwriter Marcus Friman, the mind and soul behind the project, presents us with…
Isabel
July 5, 2018

Just Imagine

In what can be seen as an interesting paradox, spending time on your own in Nature’s embrace can put your gloomy urban life ruminations into perspective. You might be alone with your thoughts, but the contact with ancient entities such as rivers or centennial trees is a profoundly humbling -and…
Rexius Records
February 19, 2018

There’s a Reason

When you travel around the world (and your own country) as much as Marcus Friman, Swedish singer/songwriter behind “Land of Trees”, the journey changes you in such a profound way that it starts becoming introspective at some point. Your past and inner struggles turn into landmarks that slowly but steadily…
Rexius Records
November 8, 2017

Land of Trees

In a country like Sweden, where more than half the territory is covered by forests, it’s hard not to come into contact with nature at some point. Such an inviting environment spontaneously gives birth to wanderers, explorers of Earth who embrace a sort of nomadic lifestyle that fosters artistic inspiration.…
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November 2, 2017
Borders cover artwork Jonas Lundvall

Borders

Borders is the second single from his upcoming album, Signs of Life With a nostalgic ballroom vibe, the beautiful ensemble swings through the stereospace like an early-autumn breeze. The falsetto singing and the downbeat instrumental is a perfect fit for any romantics out there, especially those who are already fans…
Rexius Records
August 15, 2017

Jonas Lundvall

To a decades-long lineage of folk singer/songwriters, lyrics are everything – try listening to a song by Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan without focusing on the words. Some other creators in the genre, like Jonas Lundvall, focus on crafting intricate narrative landscapes through sound, with lyrics adding to the overall…
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July 19, 2017