The Crazy Hills of Romance
Swedish indie pop band King of Little Sweden returns with “Rollercoaster”, a song about love’s mixture of uncertainty and happiness. This is one of the most danceable tracks so far, drawing inspiration from artists such as KIIRA and Modern Culture.
“This one is about the ups and downs of falling in love”, the band explains. “Mr. Love and Mr. Hallberg (two of the band’s members) were losing it a bit with girls at that time. They were turning their lives into emotional rollercoasters!”, they explain.
The song’s original version was born in the band’s studio, a cabin on top of the snowy mountains of Verbier (Switzerland). It was written as a collective collaboration after returning from a skiing session together.
The style of Julia Jonsson’s vocals combined with synths and keyboards with electropop influences continues to be present in “Rollercoaster”. “It’s very close to what we have been using these last two years.”, the band explains.
King of Little Sweden was born as a family project that was made official in 2014, in the Swiss studio owned by the band’s producer/manager and uncle, Sven du Gay. His nephews Julia (vocals) and Love (songwriting) had spent many childhood evenings singing and jamming together with the family, so their 2014 gathering in Verbier was a natural continuation of this. The family’s friends came along to complete the ensemble that year.
Their ability to transform songs into sonic milk and honey earned them first place on Swedish radio station P3’s rotation for upcoming artists. A mastering collaboration with Abbey Road was also made possible along the way.
They signed with Rexius Records in 2017. We’ll hear the latest development of their collective creations with the release of “Rollercoaster” on December 3rd.
Cover art by @kimberlyandersson