Live Concert Photography: Sweden Makes Music at Baby’s All Right 12/4/18 feat. Cherrie ViVii and Vacation Forever
Sweden Makes Music is an annual showcase of emerging Swedish music, presented by the Swedish Consulate General in New York and Export Music Sweden — and this year’s edition at Baby’s All Right featured Cherrie, an artist that according to The Fader was “putting Sweden on the map” in the R&B world, the Jeff Bhasker protege Vacation Forever, and the dream pop trio ViVii, who has received praise and airplay from the BBC. Check out photos from the showcase below.
With the release of viral hit “163 For Evigt,” Cherrie, a Somali-Swedish R&B artist received international attention after being championed by the likes of Rihanna and SZA — and from what I was told by several Swedes, who were in attendance, the Somali-Swedish R&B artist is one of the few Swedish artists, who has received international attention while writing and singing completely in her native Swedish. Building upon a growing profile since the release of “163 For Evigt,” Cherrie has recently collaborated with Stormzy.
With the release of “Suckerpunch,” the Swedish dream pop trio ViVII, comprised of husband and wife Emil and Caroline Jonsson and their friend Anders Eckeborn have quickly received national and international attention — the song has received airplay on BBC Radio and at one point was a Hype Machine #1 song.
Stockholm, Sweden-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, painter and model Zacharias Zachrisson is the younger brother of internationally acclaimed Swedish superstar Lykke Li. Last year may have arguably been one of the most difficult years of his life — his mother died, he struggled through severe stage fright and left the band he founded.
After some deep soul searching, Zachrisson started over and the result is a genre-defying sound that he describes as “tropical emo,” that centered his latest project, Vacation Forever, which caught the attention of Jeff Bhasker, who has worked with Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson and others. So far Zachrisson’s work has been compared to Deerhunter, The Flaming Lips and MGMT.