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My pick: Serenades - Oceans
Sit back, relax and surrender to the aquatic lullaby of Swedish duo Serenades.
Swedish indie rock outfit Shout Out Louds have temporarily lost their front man Adam Olenius to his latest project Serenades, which sees him teamed up with Markus Krunegard to produce atmospheric electro escapism.
Oceans, taken from the pair’s Come Home EP and available as a free download on their website, is awash with warmth and languorous allure. Combining layers of wistful vocals of gentle yearning with a sparse chiming piano and relaxed percussion, Serenades boast a richly textured, swooning sound that is downbeat yet optimistic, unassuming but striking. Oceans is also just a hint of what is to come with the duo’s album scheduled for a 2012 release. But if can’t wait until then and the stresses and strains of “grey town” living are getting you down, then check out Serenades live when they play two London dates next week.