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Robyn (SE) – “Honey”

Okay, sure: here at Nordic Spotlight, we love to expose the talents of rising, newer Nordic artists. But sometimes, a Nordic artist who has achieved global success time and time again just does something that reminds us why we constantly look for the artists that in years, maybe decades, will be among the whole world’s […]

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I Am Karate (SE) – “News”

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Sometimes, it feels like vanity on social media is a distinctly American phenomenon. Reality TV and celebrity culture is strongly rooted in the United States, where children indirectly learn from a young age that money, success, and fame are directly correlated, if not outright equivalent. What’s more, social media’s leading platforms were invented here, and […]

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Bah Non (SE) – “homonym modulation”

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Mysterious Swedish newcomer Bah Non describes his newest song “homonym modulation” as “a ride through the emotional roller coaster of a recent difficult break up.” Although the electronic artist’s apparent debut single moves across six minutes of ambient sear and waveform digital bloops without so much as dropping a single drum beat or finding anything […]

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Tove Styrke (SE) – “Sway”

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You should be able to tell where this video is leading. The starry-eyed lyrics that Swedish popster Tove Styrke sings throughout is a clear indication: this is a clip about love. Does that make any less powerful and lovely? Hardly. This amazing short film, directed by Joanna Nordahl, is just another feather in an already […]

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WYRES (SE) – “Spring Breaks”

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The all-caps revolution in the Nordic nations continues with the appearance of Swedish duo WYRES. This little project is the braintrust of musician Fredrik Forell and singer/songwriter Arvid Jonsson. Both gents were involved in other artistic endeavors before deciding to join forces to bring about some electronic pop delights. Their first EP will be out […]

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