Swedish singer-songwriter An Echoic returns with “Varje Sekund”, a song about the complexities of human identity and its relationship with time. With an explorative rhythmic sound, the track reminds of Radiohead’s 15 Step.
Speaking on the song’s meaning, the singer explains, “The song illuminates and asks questions about the peculiarities involved in the concept of time”. The subject is inspired by the artist’s introspection on his own life, “I’ve had a lot of strange experiences where I’ve attempted to struggle against time, sort of wanting time to stop and leave me alone”.
The track introduces a mixture of both English and Swedish lyrics which develop a deep variety of perspectives connected to the different sections of the song. In regards to this, the singer describes, “It’s kind of like a dialogue almost, where one voice can be seen as representing the fact of time passing (Swedish voice) and the other the desperation in trying to deal with it (English voice). Kind of sounds like a Bergman movie”
Beginning with a riff from longtime collaborator, producer Andrew Feels, the track was recorded in the singer’s home studio in Malmö with the help of the producer.
An Echoic’s self-titled debut EP was released in 2016 and shortly thereafter he signed to Rexius Records for his second EP: “Headless Heathen”. He’s currently preparing for the release of Varje Sekund on June 3rd.