LONEY DEAR – ” Trifles “

Posted: January 30, 2021 in MUSIC
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Loney Dear“Trifles” is taken from Loney Dear’s forthcoming album ‘A Lantern and A Bell’, due out March 26th, 2021 via Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records label. A central track to Emil’s new album, ‘Trifles’ had a particularly long gestation period in the studio – a previous, mixed version eventually scrapped in favour of a new recording captured in a single day, just before a bike accident put Svanängen temporarily out of action. Speaking about the track, which builds from its austere piano beginnings into a lush embrace of electronics, Emil says; “I love this song. All these gentle uneven bars barely noticed in a good song. The glock ostinato starting to copy the piano figure, and the disoriented whistle in the interlude. The powerful ending, even if we promised ourselves to not have songs that grew in the end.

Loney Dear is the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen’s idiosyncratic musical project where classic song-writing meets complex productions – both wide open and uplifting as well as sensitive and heart breaking… recorded by Svanängen with producer Emanuel Lundgren in a mythical studio on Western Södermalm in Stockholm, ‘A Lantern and A Bell’ is Loney Dear second album for real world, following 2017’s self-titled release.

Maritime themes permeate across ‘A Lantern and A Bell’ – the album arrives bearing artwork depicting the international nautical flag for distress and Emil’s voice is frequently bolstered by diffused water sounds at dark low frequencies and the calls of sea birds. for those who know their Loney Dear, the constant references to sea and ships are hardly something new. all that is an important part of my inner life, maybe a romantic dream of adventure, but also a phobia, a danger i cannot help but be drawn to, says Emil; near where I live, freighters pass by every day and the sounds of their engines get into my head. and further into the music. speaking about Emil’s new record – on which he has consulted as a sounding board, label founder Peter Gabriel says; sad soulful melodies that create space in your head that fill with memories dreams and tenderness. I am very proud that we are working with such a gifted songwriter. when you’re isolating, what better than to be wrapped up in these beautiful imaginative constructions – the work of a master.

Written by Emil Svanängen. Performed and produced by Emil Svanängen and Emanuel Lundgren

Loney Dear“Trifles” Released on Real World Records due out March 26th, 2021

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