Opening up about childhood and exploring new sounds
Swedish rock band Use Soap is gearing up to release their new song “Furry” on May 26th. Inspired by the “big, colorful, and exciting world” of furries, the song’s lyrics tell a story of bullying and self-acceptance.
Contrasted to their earlier works, “Furry” takes a lighter, more indie pop sound than the band’s most typical “bittersweet rock.” The song’s origin stems from its initial guitar riff, a sound that allowed them to spontaneously shape the rest.
“I learnt to open up about my childhood,” reveals one of the band members, conveying their personal closeness to the song’s lyrics.
Recorded at Stigbergsstudio in Gothenburg in late February, the band enlisted the help of producer Petter Lithvall with the project.
Use Soap describes their approach to music as easygoing and sincere, drawing inspiration from bands such as Nirvana, Oasis, and Dinosaur Jr., as well as movie soundtracks. They describe their creative process as ‘jamming until a “real banger” comes out’. They signed with Gothenburg-based Rexius Records in October 2021.
“Furry” is a testament to Use Soap’s uncomplicated approach to music, as the band continues to evolve effortlessly in their own way. Fans of indie pop and indie rock and fans of Use Soap will not want to miss the release of “Furry” on May 26th.
Artwork: Simon Renström, Illustration Tomas Jakobsson
Photo: Andreas Jakobsson