Grateful

An Ode to the Simple Things

Swedish pop artist Fredrik Skoglund returns after a two-year hiatus with his single “Grateful”. A love song praising the importance of not taking things for granted, with a mid-tempo sound inspired by Ed Sheeran’s pop hits. 

“I want people to be thankful for what they have.”, Skoglund tells us. “It’s easy to just keep on receiving all “blessings” without stopping for a minute and reflecting on how good your life is.”

While his early singles were rather EDM-influenced, “Grateful” has simple, catchy pop melodies inspired by artists like Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes. The lyricism has a certain boy-next-door charm, making it a perfect song to dedicate. 

Skoglund debuted in 2016 with his single “Sense”, followed by “Complicated” (2017), “Only One (2018)”, and “Fall In Love with U” (2019). For “Only One”, he collaborated with Swedish EDM producer Mattias Magnemyr to create a tropical house remix. 

After a few singles, he was added to Spotify’s Editorial playlist “Från norr till söder”. The selection highlights promising Swedish local talents. 

Fredrik Skoglund got signed to Gothenburg-based Rexius Records in 2019 and is preparing for the release of “Grateful” on October 29th.

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📷 Joen Bendiktusson

Fredrik Skoglund

Swedish pop artist Fredrik Skoglund draws inspiration from Ed Sheeran’s boy-next-door lyricism. He writes love songs with charming simplicity, collaborating with local producers to create a pop sound that reminds you of Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber.

“My father has always been involved with music. That’s where my interest comes from.”, Skoglund explains. “While in school, I was commissioned to write a song. I thought this was really fun and it sounded good, so I kept it up.”

Skoglund debuted in 2016 with his single “Sense”, followed by “Complicated” (2017), “Only One (2018)”, and “Fall In Love with U” (2019). His early sound had certain electronic influences with hints of The Chainsmokers. For “Only One”, he collaborated with Swedish EDM producer Mattias Magnemyr to create a tropical house remix.

His sound has evolved more and more into pop along the road. After a few singles, he was added to Spotify’s Editorial playlist “Från norr till söder”. The selection highlights promising Swedish local talents.

Fredrik Skoglund got signed to Gothenburg-based Rexius Records in 2019 and is preparing for the release of “Grateful” on October 29th. His first single with the label is a celebration of things to be thankful for in a relationship.

📷 Joen Bendiktusson