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Young Guns: Asbjørn

Young Guns: Asbjørn

By: Dom Brady

Traditionally, Scandinavia has a knack for producing quirky pop music, and the latest artist to come out of this part of the world, Asbjørn, is no exception.

 

Traditionally, Scandinavia has a knack for producing quirky pop music, and the latest artist to come out of this part of the world, Asbjørn, is no exception. The young Dane seems intent on marrying ethereal Nordic pop with avant-garde music videos in order to tell a story. His YouTube channel reveals a collection of “Pseudo Visions” which are vignettes that tell an individual story. A quick perusal of Asbjørn’s back-catalogue of videos and you’ll see he is more than just a pop singer and that his music videos make him the complete package.

This week, he released his video for his latest track ‘Scandinavian Love’ which reveals another side of his musical personality. In his latest video he takes a break from the solemn stories told by his previous songs with his playful mock-80s video. Asbjørn’s familiar, soaring falsetto vocals are still evident on this track, making it one of his catchiest releases yet. The vocals, when paired with a high tempo beat, make for an exciting and perfectly accessible opening to his album. The second track on the album ‘Brotherhood’ is an echo-strewn, haunting number revealing yet another side of his music as the lyrics desperately search the singer’s past.

Any artist who can create two vastly different moods in his opening two tracks is the kind of act we like at Disorder. Certainly, Asbjørn’s diverse sound piqued our interest throughout his latest album and proved to be something of a journey. Be sure to pick up his album Pseudo Visions, which is out now!

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