Showing posts with label Denmark. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Denmark. Show all posts

Friday, February 19, 2021

Denmark | Kleo - "Broken hallelujah"


It's time to get to know a great new talent hailing from Denmark. It's Kleo, a singer and pianist from Copenhagen. Her music offers a unique hybrid universe, which combines Vedic astrology, piano, grunge and hyper-romantic love stories. The result could only be as special as her debut single, "Broken hallelujah", is: delicate yet impactful, sweet yet very strong.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Denmark | Soels - "Say it"


Søren Emil Lunøe Schiødt is Soels, a 25-year-old singer and songwriter from Copenhagen. His music draws influences from R&B and soul, as we can appreciate in "Say it". The song boasts an engaging melody that will make you bob your head up and down to the rhythm!

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Denmark | Vera feat. Jada - "Lifetime"


Vera is the stage name of Copenhagen's William Asingh, one of the most prominent music producers from Denmark. Jada is Emilie Mølsted, a Danish singer and songwriter who was born in Bisserup in 1993. They gathered their talents in "Lifetime", a charming country pop song with an irresistible mood.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Denmark | Christopher feat. Clara Mae - "Good to goodbye"


Danish singer Christopher (who was among our 50 favorite songs of 2020 with "Ghost") teamed up with Swedish singer Clara Mae to release an emotional new single. "Good to goodbye" is a pop ballad that talks about the on-and-off moments of a relationship.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

10 Questions For: H.E.R.O.


Few artists have been on our lists of best songs of the year more than once. This band not only achieved this feat, but went even further: they have already been there three times (in 2015, 2017 and 2020). It's clear how much we admire their music – and, therefore, it's possible to imagine the enormous joy we felt at being able to interview them! These are our 10 questions for Christoffer Stjerne, of H.E.R.O.:

Sounds European!: Let's start our interview talking about the band's origins. How did you guys meet? How was the band formed? And what's the meaning of the band's name, H.E.R.O.?

Christoffer Stjerne (H.E.R.O.): First of all, thank you for taking the time to interview us! :)
H.E.R.O. started out by Søren and me being friends and one day talking about forming a band. We were both in a situation where our old bands and projects kind of faded out, so it finally made sense to start up something new together.
We brought in Andi on the drums, because we thought he was nothing less but the best drummer we have ever heard. So it took a bit of persuasion, but we are glad that he joined us – almost 10 years ago now. :)
And for the band name... no special meaning. We just had a song called "Superpowers", so it made sense that we should be called H.E.R.O..

SE!: What artists did you enjoy listening to when you were going up? Do you feel they have influenced, in any aspect, your current work as a band?

CS: I think we all grew up listening to quite different artists. Søren is definitely more old-school than Andi and me. He listens to a lot of The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, Bowie and stuff – while Andi is a heavy metal guy. I myself grew up in the grunge era, so I was deep into Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and such.
I definitely think that all our influences have been a big part of creating that special H.E.R.O. sound.

SE!: When we think about genre, yours is even a bit "obvious" to determine: rock. But we can't really say it is a usual rock. You guys have a unique energy, and a melody that usually reminds us of pop and other genres besides rock itself. How would you define your own music, in genre and style? And how does your process of finding the right sound for your songs work?

CS: Well... that's a thing that many have asked us before. We don't really care about genres – we usually just make music the way we like it.
That being said, I'm a person that has pop written all over my Spotify. Which means that I don't listen to rock or metal that often anymore. So when it comes to our sound, we try to combine a heavy bottom with modern and contemporary melodies and lyrics.

SE!: Still talking about your process of music making, but now going beyond sonority. How is your songwriting process? What themes do you like to deal with in your lyrics? What messages do you seek to convey? And what else do you take into consideration during your creative process?

CS: Our writing process is pretty easy, I think. I don't believe in divine inspiration and such – I believe in hard work, and writing every day.
That's how I do it with H.E.R.O. and when I write and produce for other artists.

SE!: In 2020, you released your second album, "Bad blood". It is great, and it has one of our favorite songs of yours, "Avalanche" (which we selected as one of the best European songs of 2020). It is an album with different styles, melodies, moods. What can you tell us about it, and its songs?

CS: Thank you so much for rating "Avalanche" so high on your top 50 – we really appreciate it! It's also a song that is close to my heart.
From a personal point of view, I think that was the song that kicked off the sound and vibe of the whole writing and production process of "Bad blood".
The "Bad blood" record has a big "personal crisis" written all over it. I won't go into details, but we were dealing with some personal problems in the band – and the easiest way to overcome that is to write some songs about it.

"We are not halfway there when it comes to what we want to achieve" (Picture: Nalle Magnusson)

SE!: You have crossed borders, and achieved success in other countries as well. An example of this is Japan, where you reached #1 on the international radio charts for several weeks. How did your relationship with Japan, and with audiences in other countries, begin, and what is it currently like? And how do you feel, reaching people from such different places?

CS: I think we are really blessed with all the stuff that has happened and still is happening in Japan. I think it all started by a coincidence – a powerful Japanese rock DJ picked up our song "Dangerous" and played it on the radio again and again. That really started all the attention from both record labels and fans.
We do have a special bond with Japan, and we always have the best time in the world when we visit.

SE!: Now looking to the future: What do you still want to achieve in your career? What are your biggest professional objectives and dreams?

CS: It's always difficult to talk about dreams and hopes for your career – especially with a year with COVID-19, that made us cancel almost everything we had planned. But I can tell you this... We are not halfway there when it comes to what we want to achieve. We are working hard on new music at the moment, and I'm confident that 2021 will be a great year for us.

SE!: You have worked with some big names of the music industry, such as Slash, for example. What do you seek to bring from experiences with other artists? And if you could choose anyone, who would be some Danish and international artists you would still like to collaborate with?

CS: It's a dream when you're in the presence of legends, and some of your biggest idols. We have done nothing but just being humble and trying to enjoy and learn as much as possible.
As for a Danish artist, there are quite a few pop acts that I would personally like to work with – but if Dizzy Mizz Lizzy or Volbeat called us and wanted to collaborate, we wouldn't turn it down.

SE!: What are your professional projects for the near future? What can your fans expect from you in 2021?

CS: Fans can expect quite a lot! We are finishing up our new single – hopefully to be released soon – and there will be a full length album later this year.
For me, personally, I've done an album with Danish rock band Lucer, that I really want to succeed. And I've done a full album with Pretty Maids guitarist Ken Hammer, which I have high hopes for as well. So, quite a busy year!

SE!: We would like to finish this interview with a song of yours. What is your favorite song by H.E.R.O., and why?

CS: Oh... that's a tough one. Can you play the entire "Bad blood" album? :)
Naaahhh... one of my all-time favorite songs is "I hope this changes everything". I think it captures everything in H.E.R.O.: pop, rock, and metal.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Denmark | Fyr Og Flamme - "Kamæleon"


Get ready to party: it's time to remeet Danish duo Fyr Og Flamme. They are quickly showing they are a name to be noticed in the Danish scene, and their new single "Kamæleon" proves that once again. What an entertaining song it is!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Denmark | Troels Gustavsen - "Knuste hjerter"


Troels Gustavsen is a Danish singer and songwriter who was born in Sakskøbing in 1988. He's also known as the person behind the project NOAH. He's now releasing a solo work signed with his own name. Listen to "Knuste hjerter", a smooth yet imposing pop song with a very captivating mood.

Friday, January 01, 2021

Denmark | Eivør feat. Ásgeir - "Only love"


Two Scandinavian talents got together for a haunting new single. We are talking about "Only love", by Faroe Islands' Eivør and Iceland's Ásgeir. It's a deep and highly involving track, which makes you totally lose track of time!

"Sometimes we have to lose love first to find it and when we find it we are afraid of losing it. I believe that everyone we ever loved will always be a part of us somehow deep within. Even when the love didn't last. I find much beauty in that", Eivør says about the track. Ásgeir adds: "I got to know Eivør when I sang with her on her Christmas shows in Reykjavík in 2018 and we got along really well and I enjoyed working with her and her band. Later on Eivør sent me the track 'Only love' and I was honoured that she asked me to sing with her on this song".

Friday, December 18, 2020

Denmark | Yohanna - "Löngu liðnir dagar"


Danish-born Icelandic singer Yohanna has just released a brand new single. "Löngu liðnir dagar" follows the stream of Christmas-friendly ballads released by the end of the year, elevated by the angelic touch of Yohanna's voice.

This song doesn't have an official video on YouTube, but you can listen to it on Spotify.

Denmark | Patrick Dorgan - "Christmas eve"


Today is the last day of 2020 when we post new songs. So we decided to take the day to highlight the best Christmas singles which were released this year. We start with the beautiful "Christmas eve", by Danish singer Patrick Dorgan.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Denmark | URO - "Når jeg blir' til jord"


URO is Jeppe Kronback, a young singer, songwriter, rapper and producer from the Copenhagen suburbs. With his single "Når jeg blir' til jord", he offers a great sample of his music, a meeting of pop, hip-hop and R&B. It's highly captivating!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Denmark | Rasmus Walter - "I mit blod"


Danish singer Rasmus Walter is back to Sounds European! with his latest single. He has recently released "I mit blod", a song which explores synth grooves with the unique touch of his voice. The song is also the title track of his new album.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Denmark | PATINA - "Sådan må det være (Uhhhh)"


Søren Bastrup Bojsen, Gregers Møller Jensen and Mads Skov Hansen are PATINA, a Danish indie-pop band from Svendborg. We've just got to listen to their "Sådan må det være (Uhhhh)", and we are completely addicted to it! It's quite an entertaining song, with an addictive melody and a very effective chorus.

This song doesn't have an official video on YouTube, but you can listen to it on Spotify.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Denmark | Soleima - "Force of nature"


It's time to remeet Soleima, and listen to her latest release. It's entitled "Force of nature". The song is a smooth pop with a groovy and very entertaining melody.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Denmark | Hugo Helmig - "Champagne problems"


Sounds European! remeets Danish singer Hugo Helmig, and his new release, "Champagne problems". It's a well-paced song with classy instruments and an even classier melody. Hugo's amazing, smooth voice fills it all with even more quality!

Friday, November 06, 2020

Denmark | Anton Walter - "Melodier"


Anton Walter is a young Danish singer and songwriter from Amager. Meet him with his new release, titled "Melodier". It's a fresh pop song with a memorable chorus.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Denmark | Emi Wes - "All grown up"


Emi Wes is a new artist rising in the Danish music scene. Meet her with her new single "All grown up". The song, a contemporary R&B with elements of 1960s soul, sets the perfect ambience for Emi to display her talent in an impressive manner.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Denmark | Jonah Blacksmith - "Dreams"


Jonah Blacksmith is a Danish band formed and led by brothers Simon and Thomas Alstrup, from Thy. Meet them with their single "Dreams". It's an amazing pop-rock song with a highly captivating ambience and a huge chorus.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Denmark | Drew Sycamore - "I wanna be dancing"


We don't get tired of saying: Drew Sycamore is establishing herself as one of the main names of the pop scene in Denmark. And she has just proven it once again, with her new single "I wanna be dancing". What an amazing song it is!

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Denmark | CHUNG HA feat. Christopher - "Bad boy"


When we interviewed Christopher in 2019, he talked to us about his great relationship with Asia and the Asian audience. Now, his bond is getting even stronger, as he's joined South Korean singer CHUNG HA to release a new single. "Bad boy" is a fresh pop song with a delightful melody and a wonderful meeting of two amazing voices that work very well together.