Stay

On conflict and relationships

On conflict and relationships

Swedish singer/songwriter Aleco returns with “Stay”, a reflective song about a relationship crisis. With emotionally mature and heartfelt lyrics that remind of Hozier’s lyrical expressiveness, the song’s intimate sound portrays a window to the artist’s soul.

Speaking on the song’s lyrics, the artist relays, “Stay is about being far away from each other or close in matters of feelings”. Inspired by a personal experience, the track conveys the emotional ambiguity felt through a couple’s challenging moments, “It explains my feelings about how sometimes a struggle between closeness and distance between two people in a relationship can be”.  

Recorded entirely in his home, the artist enlisted the help of his friend, producer Rikard Mathisson for the final production stages. On the creative process, Aleco confesses, “You always learn stuff from yourself during a songwriting process. Sometimes I understand a lyric better after I recorded it or sang it”.

With a long and varied music trajectory on his shoulders including highlights such as his role in the rock band Stonepark from 2000 to 2009, and his part in the duo Aleco and Mathisson from 2016 to 2018, the singer continues his solo career, which he kickstarted with the release of the EP “Aleco” In 2009 and resumed with the single “Det Andas” in 2019.

The artist got signed to Gothenburg-based Rexius Records in 2021. He is now preparing for the release of “Stay” on August 19th.

Designer of artwork: Petri Niskanen och Dylan Di Pace

Photographer: Dylan Di Pace

Aleco

Swedish singer/songwriter Aleco recognizes music as a healing process. Influenced by artists such as Bon Iver and Hozier, his works reflect a mature perspective on life and his ups and downs.

Speaking on the connection between his personal life and music, he relays how his music helped him go through two difficult separations, “I used my music and lyrics to heal and in some way still do”.

Having found a healing tool in music, he hopes to inspire the same process in others, “maybe people with similar experiences can recognize themselves in my lyrics”.

With family as one of the most important things in his life, he chose the name Aleco (short for Alexandros) to stay in touch with his Greek roots from his father’s side. This connection and maturity are reflected in his music, on which he portrays his most personal experiences.

With a long and varied music trajectory on his shoulders, his highlights include the rock band Stonepark, from 2000 to 2009 and his role in the duo Aleco and Mathisson from 2016 to 2018. In 2009 he released a solo EP called “Aleco”.

The artist got signed to Gothenburg-based Rexius Records in 2021. In the spring of 2022 he is preparing for his first release with the label.