Johan AngergĂĄrd is your ticket into the heart of Swedish pop music. Â A founding member of both Acid House KingsÂ and Club 8, Johan has stood humblyÂ at the forefront of the country’s indie scene for well over a decade. Â CombiningÂ a constitution of twee, folk and soul, The Legends are yet another clue into AngergĂĄrd’s genius as a songwriter.
It’s Love is his 5th endeavor as The Legends. Â Having just turned 40, the album deals with the turmoils of reaching middle age and all that encompasses the feeling of displacement. Â On the album’s theme, AngergĂĄrd stated, â€śI felt old and like I didnâ€™t belong anywhereâ€¦some sort of no-manâ€™s-land. Free floating.â€ť Â It’s a well-tread idea in pop’s grand canon, but The Legends’ spinÂ on melancholy is refreshing, hopeful and warm. Â Keep Him is a smooth pass towards r&b, giving Rhye a run for their money in the ‘sexy slow jam’ arena. Â Something Left To Die ForÂ employs auto-tune toÂ AngergĂĄrd’s already sultry delivery, creating a buttery dance track as mesmerizing as it is shoe-tapping.
Fans of Belle & Sebastian, Kings of Convenience and The Radio Dept should grab this immediately. Â 200 copies on red.
200 lmtd edition red-colored vinyl available (domestic & international)
Itâ€™s Love, The Legends fifth album, details a recent chapter in the life of Johan AngergĂĄrd that saw him wrestle with issues of loss, love and identity.
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