Diane Emerita impresses with a soulful gem / The Irrational

Scandinavian Soul
by Andy Collins
2w ago
21-year-old Diane Emerita is new to us, but her single The Irrational will leave a lasting impression. The Irrational has an addictive pulse beneath her lyrical rhythm. While her vocals soar, her melodies dance like wild flames. Her lyrics are like poetry, painting a vivid picture of emotion. You can tell we like this. There is something truly special about the production of this single. The music pauses as she sings the song’s title and it’s utterly compelling. The poetic, almost haunting grace and lyrical poise of this single will appeal to Lianna La Havas fans. Diana’s roots are in Germany ..read more
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BeMyFiasco, Misha and Evil Needle release R&B/afrobeat anthem
Scandinavian Soul
by Andy Collins
2w ago
In anticipation of Finnish producer Misha‘s forthcoming album ‘Radiant‘, his new trio unveils a captivating single, adding another gem to Misha’s extensive repertoire, who has consistently enchanted us with his diverse range – from laid-back beach vibes to dancefloor anthems. In this new harmonious collaboration, Misha this time teams up with the soulful R&B singer-songwriter, BeMyFiasco, and the skilled producer, Evil Needle, to present their latest creation – a R&B/afrobeat anthem titled ‘Your Body‘. It is clear that the quality of this musical union is assured by the impressive coll ..read more
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Kira Martini serves a jazzy soul ode to Copenhagen / Better Life
Scandinavian Soul
by Andy Collins
2w ago
In our realm of Scandinavian soul, where alternative soundscapes thrive, jazz music often is a welcome guest. Kira Martini, with her latest offering, effortlessly intertwines jazz’s rich tapestry with Copenhagen’s soulful essence, providing an exquisite journey. As ‘Better Life‘ unfolds, Kira’s velvety vocals and soul-stirring melodies immediately seize the listener’s attention. Drawing inspiration from the languid, soulful nights of Copenhagen, she crafts a track that exudes bliss and optimism. Rather than trying to convey the warmth of the song’s notes and lyrical charm, let us instead immer ..read more
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Sletta’s neo-jazz/soul odyssey continues / Do What You Want
Scandinavian Soul
by Andy Collins
1M ago
Independent Norwegian artist Sletta’s continues her neo-jazz/soul odyssey with her latest release, ‘Do What You Want,’ – a captivating exploration of dreams and desires. Sletta, based in London, weaves spellbinding arrangements through her alluring singles, and ‘Do What You Want‘ is no exception. On this track, she encourages listeners to pursue their passions. She delivers a moving narrative that underscores the importance of self-belief and freedom to follow your own path. Drawing inspiration from contemporary artists like Cleo Sol, Yazmin Lacey, and others, Sletta’s voice is a soothing invi ..read more
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Västertorp EP – JFL
Scandinavian Soul
by Andy Collins
1M ago
In the heart of Stockholm’s southern suburbs lies Västertorp, the namesake and inspiration behind JFL’s latest EP. Västertorp also stands on the outskirts of Scandinavian soul music, fusing diverse influences into a harmonious whole. Need You Around kicks off the five-track odyssey, immediately captivating with its catchy chorus hook. Except for the saxophone here, all instruments were written, produced, and played by JFL. JFL’s (Johan Lindgren) vocal prowess shines, delivering lyrics that plead for support and guidance, akin to a soulful gospel ode. There’s a passionate dynamism in his voice ..read more
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Paul Mac Innes’ soul resurgence continues / Forever Young

Scandinavian Soul
by Andy Collins
1M ago
Dive into the soulful metamorphosis of Swedish Soul artist Paul Mac Innes as he breathes new life into Bob Dylan‘s timeless classic, ‘Forever Young.’ This reimagined rendition, a 5-minute atmospheric journey, showcases Pauls’ rich, raw tones enveloped by layers of instrumentation. Paul Mac Innes transforms the 1974 anthem of hope and optimism into a soul gem. His rendition not only captures the essence of the original but also introduces a personal interpretation that resonates with his soulful touch. As the strings, expertly arranged by Mattias Bylund, weave through the melody, ‘Forever Young ..read more
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Jonas releases a neo-soul testimony to the love of his life
Scandinavian Soul
by Andy Collins
2M ago
Danish artist Jonas, the luminary of Scandinavian soul music, unveils a heartfelt neo-soul testimony dedicated to the love of his life, and it’s a symphony for lovers worldwide. Collaborating with the talented Aaron Wood on Flugelhorn, Jonas introduces the soul-stirring single, ‘You Are Amazing,‘ a musical ode expressing his love to his beloved wife. The accompanying video, filmed by Waqas Ali (Outlandish), premiering exclusively on scandinaviansoul.com (see top video), captures the multi-instrumentalist serenading her with vocals that echo with genuine emotion. Written while his wife was preg ..read more
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LA-based R&B artist
Reva DeVito joins Misha / Knots
Scandinavian Soul
by Andy Collins
3M ago
Prolific Finnish R&B/Hip-Hop producer Misha, who appears almost weekly on this site, has teamed up with LA-based funk/electronic/R&B artist Reva DeVito for their new single Knots. This year, Misha released a stream of soulful and hip hop singles with artists like Amber Navran (of Moonchild), Oddisee and KALLITECHNIS, producing each audio experience skilfully aligned with the guest artist. In continuation, Knots hears Reva’s dulcet tones join Misha on a soul-stirring R&B track. Lyrically Knots is about knowing when to let go of somebody and when to stop trying and move on. A soulful ..read more
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The Locomotive arrives with southern soul sound / Mysterious
Scandinavian Soul
by Andy Collins
3M ago
The Locomotive, an emerging music collective consisting of 18 musicians from Norway and the USA, have just released their debut single Mysterious – and it’s a carriage full of vintage soul. Inspired by 60s pop and southern soul Mysterious serves a big band sound and authentic Southern soul chords. This classic soul single’s raw and powerful tone is fuelled by Tricia Boutté‘s vocals. With sweet horns and harmonious backing vocals, the chorus is catchy and the energetic pace will encourage even the most reluctant dancers to let loose! Produced by Amund Sæter (Awon, Son of Light, Alien Breed) and ..read more
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Selma Judith Unleashes Her Soul Vampirism / Eat Your Soul
Scandinavian Soul
by Andy Collins
3M ago
A pioneer in soulful vampire erotism, (well, we’ve never heard of it before) Danish artist Selma Judith crafts a genre-defying experience, merging Scandinavian soul with exotic allure. Self-directed, the video (see top video) immerses your senses in a provocative narrative, as a captive succumbs to the vampiress’s bite. Loaded with sexual nuances, the video unveils Judith’s boundary-pushing creativity, seamlessly blending genres to carve out her distinctive musical identity. From the catchy chorus, which opens the track, to the R&B undertones and edgy production, ‘Eat Your Soul‘ is an imme ..read more
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