What does it sound like?:
I’ve been waiting for this album for a couple of years, since I first heard of the band – eagerly since I saw them live last summer. At long last it’s here!
That kind of anticipation can easily turn into bitter disappointment, but not this time. In fact; I wouldn’t be surprised if this album is still in my top ten when we sum up the music year of 2015.
Amason is a Swedish “indie super group” with members from Dungen, Miike Snow, Idiot Wind and Little Majorette, and together they make the loveliest pop music I’ve heard in a long while.
The voice of Amanda Bergman is sensational, the overall sound is relaxed and effortless. The melodies are immediately catchy without being shallow or banal or annoying.
Most tracks have English lyrics, some have Swedish lyrics. Some titles are in English and some in Swedish – not necessarily to do with the language of the lyrics. Gustav Ejstes’ fingerprints are all over the Swedish lyrics, but this is not another Dungen, this is something else, this band has its very own voice.
What does it all *mean*?
Listening to this album feels like standing at the top of a steep hill, surrounded by clear, crisp air and fluffy clouds, magnificent view in every direction. The music is both joyous and melancholy at the same time and as soon as the album finishes I want to play it again!
Goes well with…
Wide open spaces. Or tight spots – sweaty commuter trains etc – creating the illusion of being surrounded by wide open spaces…
Might suit people who like…
Just do yourself a favour and listen to it!