by Thomas Bedward June 15, 2021
An award-winning Swedish songwriter and recording artist, Erik Odsell has spent the last few years of his life as a freelance musician, performing and writing for some of the best Swedish and international artists. A unique talent, Erik first stepped into the spotlight with the release of his debut solo album, ‘Searching for Lost Boys Island’, a critically-acclaimed release that would set him on the path to greatness. Now, Erik is back in the spotlight and ready to add another chapter to his enduring legacy with the release of his brilliant new album, ‘Human’.
An album that focuses on the current state of the world, while also shining a light on some deep personal reflections about getting older, the fear of losing loved ones and what it means to be human, Erik’s new album is everything we’ve come to expect from the talented songwriter and more.
An introspective and wonderfully emotive collection of tracks, ‘Human’ perfectly fuses elements of modern pop and timeless rock, stitching gorgeous sounds with sparse electronic tones and beautiful string sections that enhance Erik’s vocals and the album’s underlying humanity. From the leading single and title track that shines with empathy and a perfect balance of sounds to textured epics likes ‘Love Riot’ and ‘Getaway Car’, there’s plenty to unpack and enjoy in the album, and in true Erik Odsell form, it will keep your effortlessly hooked from start to finish. Both thoughtful and empathetic, ‘Human’ is an album that will resonate deeply with everyone who hears it.
A perfect illustration of how music can affect change, ‘Human’ is an essential new release for any fan of modern pop and contemporary indie, as well as a masterpiece of sound in its own right. You can stream the new album below via Spotify, as well as on Apple Music and iTunes.
Alongside the new album, Erik has also released an impressive documentary about the making of the album, which you can watch now on YouTube.
With over 14,000 monthly listeners and hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify alone, it's easy to see why Erik has become one of Sweden’s talents, and if he can keep producing music that is as authentic and touching as ‘Human’, there’s no telling just how far he’ll go.
Stream the new album today and keep an eye out for its release on CD and vinyl, which will be available from Erik’s official website soon.
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