A Brand New Day

Struggles and escapism

Swedish alternative country band Gravy Train returns with “A Brand New Day”, a personal song about the struggles of living throughout a long life crisis. With an American singer/songwriter rock-inspired sound, the song reminds of the music of Kris Kristofferson.

Speaking on the song’s topic, the band’s lead man, Jonas Frykman relays: “This song is about both addiction and mental illness”. Touching these subjects in a very subtle way, the song narrates the encounter of two friends who meet in Shamrock, Texas, and their lives after that event.

Recorded in the Stigbergsstudion in Gothenburg, the band enlisted the help of producer Petter Lithvall and violinist Alice Thorsell to collaborate with the recording.

Gravy Train released their first singles on Spotify in 2019, continuing with more songs in 2020. 

The band got signed to Gothenburg-based Rexius Records in 2021. They’re now preparing for the release of “A Brand New Day” on June 17th.

Gravy Train

Swedish alternative country band Gravy Train approaches music with a sense of reflection and enjoyment. Feeding on a varied set of influences such as Townes Van Zandt, Turnpike Troubadours, and even Pink Floyd, the band’s eclectic style exudes joy.

Speaking about the band’s style, lead man Jonas Frykman relays: “The vast majority of characters are in one way or another about the eternal struggle from choosing the good forces instead of the evil ones” “It is about dark forces and weak souls.” This reflection on the duality of man is complemented by their joyful approach to music.

Describing the band’s style, Frykman mentions the influential role of American music: “From the beginning, the idea was to become more and more country-influenced” “lately a lot of Americana and old 70’s music has crept into the sound.” Confessing his “endless, everlasting love for Pink Floyd”, the frontman also conveys the influence of British music in the band.

Starting as Frykman’s solo project, the lead man assembled a group of experienced musicians from the Swedish scene to form the band.

Gravy Train released their first singles on Spotify in 2019, continuing with more songs in 2020.

The band got signed to Gothenburg-based Rexius Records in 2021. They’re now preparing for the release of their first EP with the label.