New Audio: Introducing the Surreal and Gorgeous Pop of Linnea Olsson

Quickly establishing herself as a go-to cellist, who has worked with Peter Gabriel, Sting, Ane Brun and Maia Hirasawa, Linnea Olsson is Swedish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who has begun to see international praise from the likes of The New York Times and The 405 for her self-proclaimed cello-driven fantasy pop. Olsson’s  latest single “The Weekend” is a simply put a stunningly gorgeous and swooning track that sonically speaking reminds me of quite a bit of the work of K. Ishibashi and his solo recording project Kishi Bashi as a classical-leaning string arrangement is paired with extremely modern and somewhat ironic lyrics in which the song’s narrator talks about drinking enough to forget everything that’s happened in the past week or so and treating the weekend as a much needed escape — from everything; however, the narrator’s escapist fantasies involve getting revenge on those who wronged her by becoming the biggest, most fantastic star on the face of the earth.

 

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