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.
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