There’s a certain quality only Swedish women have. They’re masters of a completely beguiling sense of innocence, that gives way to a come-hither tone always coupled with a thoroughly modern sound. Think Lykke Li or Robyn, with a little Björk thrown in, and you’re partway to getting a sense of what Lune has in spades, and I’m loving it.
Lune’s pretty, earthy vocals are front and centre on Music & Sports, her debut album out on Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune Records, but don’t let the vocal track distract you entirely from the solid electro-pop production across the 11 tracks of the album.
My top picks include ‘Made of Steel’ – a juxtaposition of Lune’s sweet as candy vocals against a bass-driven, dancey backdrop courtesy of Ingrosso, and ‘Epic’ – a subtle track with the most (ironically enough) epic of builds that around the four-minute mark transcends to sublime status with a chorus of strings and synth.
Second track on the album ‘Tonight’ is also a favourite, I can’t help myself when it comes to relentless basslines and synth waves like that, add Lune’s schoolgirl vocals and I’m addicted. Not to be missed lead single ‘Close Dance’ has a nostalgic high school quality, brought about by sweet as peaches vocals and a mellow slow vibe orchestrated with neverending synth chords.
Overall a solid full-length debut from the singer/songwriter/producer that brought us the vocals on that Adrian Lux track, and surely one we’ll hear evolve and experiment further in future.
Music & Sports is out now through Sebastian Ingrosso‘s label Refune Records.