Photo: Angelina Mamoun-Bergenwall

Alice Boman is a source of comfort on the peaceful “Soon”

Swedish songwriter Alice Boman is releasing her gorgeous new album The Space Between tomorrow, but before that she’s shared one final gem to enjoy. It’s called “Soon” and she says:

“This is one of the first songs that I wrote for this album and it’s also my favorite one. It’s about not keeping things inside, because eventually you will explode. I think we all need some kind of output or someone to talk to — somewhere to channel our thoughts or feelings. I remember clearly where and when it came to me and I still love that first voice memo of it.” 

Built atop skittering jazz drums and spare piano, interwoven with meandering flute-like synths, “Soon” creates a peaceful aural vista immediately. Boman capitaises on this with her words and vocals, which soothe and comfort, beseeching the listener (and herself) to let out whatever trouble they have bottled up inside. With all the mellow and gorgeous tones on offer, it doesn’t take much for Boman to tease that stress right out, and remind us that it’s better to express your feelings than bottle them up.

The video for “Soon”, filmed by Tom Millbourn Malmros, capitalises on that soothing feeling. Watch it below or find the song on streaming platforms.

Alice Boman’s new album The Space Between comes out on October 21 through PIAS (pre-order/save). You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

She’s got these UK and Europe live dates ahead:

Wednesday 23rd November – Katalin, Uppsala, SE
Thursday 24th November – Pustervik, Göteborg, SE
Friday 25th November – Krøsset, Oslo, NO
Saturday 26th November – Södra Teatern, Stockholm, SE

Wednesday 7th December – The Lexington, London
Thursday 8th December – Gullivers, Manchester
Saturday 10th December – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
Sunday 11th December – Crofters Rights, Bristol

Thursday 26th January ’23 – Malmö Live, Malmö, SE
Friday 27th January ’23 – Winderbeat Festival, Aarhaus, DK
Saturday 11th February ’23 – Lille Vega, Copenhagen, DK
Sunday 12th February ’23 – Nachtasyl, Hamburg, DE
Monday 13th February ’23 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE
Thursday 16th February ’23 – Bad Bonn, Düdingen, CH
Friday 17th February ’23 – Point Éphémère, Paris, FR
Saturday 18th February ’23 – Trix, Antwerp, BE
Sunday 19th February ’23 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL