Australian artist Akurei returns this week with yet another stunner, as he shares the first taste of his upcoming second ep with the chilled nostalgic sounds of ‘Stockholm’.
Akurei once again teams up with long-time collaborator/best mate Golden Vessel for co-production on the track, as well as shooting the very stylish music video which was filmed by Maxwell Byrne, aka Golden Vessel, while the boys were on tour across North America in February.
“‘Stockholm’ is the first of a few songs I wrote on a solo trip across Europe last year. The song came together around a recording I’d done on my phone of the guitar part before I left. I wrote most of this song while staying in a hostel in Berlin and would have to quickly put down vocal takes between roommates returning to the shared room I was in. Lyrically, it covers loneliness and the longing for connection you encounter while travelling alone.” – Akurei
“I travelled and performed through the United States in February this year with Max (Golden Vessel) and we decided to film a music video with the camcorder he had brought along. We found the fur coat and pants in the same op shop in Boston. We wanted the video to feel a little self-deprecating and goofy.” – Akurei