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Modern day troubadour Albin Lee Meldau has released “Persistence,” the propulsive lead single from his forthcoming Bloodshot EP, an impressive 5-song display of Albin’s deeply affecting songwriting and “profoundly arresting voice” (NPR Music) that will be released July 21 on Astralwerks (Sony Music in Nordics). The singer-songwriter will make U.S. appearances next week with an NYC showcase at the Reeperbahn Festival at Pianos on June 7, and a debut performance at Bonnaroo on June 9.
2017 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year for Albin, who hails from Gothenburg, Sweden, the son of a Swedish jazz singer mom and a British punk rocker dad. In March, NPR Music named him one of their must-see artists at SXSW and premiered his powerful video for “Lou Lou.” He has already notched more than 21 million streams on Spotify with “Lou Lou” reaching #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart in five countries.
Albin was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2017 Grammis (Swedish Grammy Awards) and won the 2016 Anchor Award, an international competition hosted by the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany that seeks out the best new emerging talent. He was selected by a jury that included producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie) who sang Albin’s praises in presenting him the award: “Something is pouring out of his heart and soul when he sings.”
Hear Albin talk about his music and message here.
ALBIN LEE MELDAU – TOUR DATES:
June 7 – Reeperbahn Festival @ Pianos – New York, NY
June 9 – Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival – Manchester, TN
June 13 – North Carolina Museum of Art – Raleigh, NC **With Kaleo
June 14 – Innsbrook After Hours – Glen Allen, VA **With Kaleo
“Albin Lee Meldau has a profoundly arresting voice that delivers an emotional gut punch with every brooding phrase.”
“his brand of brooding, melancholic pop, which is emphasized by his deep, soulful vocals, is impossible to ignore.”
“Gilded, intoxicating songwriting, the emotive edge of Albin’s material is set against an assured, devastatingly simple, melodic touch.”
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