With the release of her first two albums, Plastic House and Contra, which is her sophomore and latest effort, the Swedish singer/songwriter and cellist Cajsa Siik has received quite a bit of attention both across her native Sweden and internationally – both through radio airplay through P3, Sweden’s national radio station, the UK’s Amazing Radio and Stateside on Insomnia Radio. She has also collaborated with the likes of Brigit Bidder, Montt Mardie, Amanda King and Jorgen Kjellgren.
And if you’ve been frequenting JOVM for the past year or so, the Stockholm based artist may be a name you’ve become accustomed to as I’ve written about a three of the album’s previously released singles – “The Fix” which was feared on 100 Songs; “Relentless Desire” which reminded me quite a bit of Fiona Apple or Tori Amos, if they were covering David Bowie’s “China Girl;” and “Higher,” which probably the breeziest and most pop-orientated song she’s released to date. The album’s latest single “Follow You Down” features shimmering, reverb-drenched guitar paired with Siik’s effortlessly gorgeous vocals before the song subtly builds up in intensity within the song’s last third or so. The song is gorgeous and dreamy bit of pop that sounds as though it owes a debt to shoegazer rock; in fact, the song reminds me quite a bit of Still Corners, whose sound is equally dramatic and gorgeous.