5 Scandinavian artists you need to hear
Calling all Ikea lovers, fans of the Hygge way of life, Scandi-noir tv series aficionados, and viking god worshippers! When I hear the word Scandinavia, I think of the strikingly minimalist and effortlessly cool vibe the Nords emit and dark artic landscapes. The same can be said about their addictive music; inexplicably cool, chilly melancholy lyrics and a chic and catchy musical backdrop.
How is it that the Nordic countries have some of the best musical sounds out there? Maybe it’s those long, dark winters having to spend an age indoors that leads to the writing of such catchy songs! In Britain, this would just mean hushed utterances of “Winter is coming”, and everyone secretly hoping the cold sticks around so we always have something to chit chat about in the morning.
In the land that gave us the wonderfully experimental Björk and the infamous ABBA, there’s a plethora of future musical obsessions to be had with the latest generation of musicians.
So, here’s my deep dive into my 5 favourite Scandi musicians from 2018.
Leave some of your favourite Scandi artists or songs in the comments and I’ll add them to the playlist, so don’t forget to follow it on Spotify!