Mount Song – Halo

Jacob Johansson once went under the moniker Det Stora Monstret (The Big Monster). Despite acclaim for the project, he’s now made a shift, and decided to team up with some pals and launched Mount Song. The eponymous debut album (out on 5 May via Suncave Recordings) is a melding of grunge, folk, and pop, spanning the whole gamut of styles and emotions. Take first single Halo. The traditional folk-indie tropes and melodic wanders suddenly veer off into a psychedelic twist and tangle. Loose jangles of guitars a la The Shins flicker with sunshine, whilst the depth and elusive of subject matters adds a dark angle.

‘I write about that which feels urgent to me, the things that knock me out; my encounters with life’s monsters.’ says Jacob. ‘That which feels most urgent for me in the moment becomes the content of the songs.’

Published by Francesca Baker

Passionate about music, the world, exploring, literature and smiling. Writing, marketing and events for all my favourite things.

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