Albin Lee Meldau releases ‘The Weight Is Gone,’ an arresting new soul-soaked dance-pop song that signals a striking new creative direction from an emerging artist to watch in 2018. Over a Mark Ronson-like mashup of beats and sweeping strings with stabs of reverb-heavy guitar Meldau’s voice soars, confessing how love can sometimes feel like a curse. “The Weight Is Gone” is the first single from his forthcoming debut album, due out this summer on Astralwerks.
Meldau has already proven himself to be a powerful storyteller on deeply affecting songs such as ‘Same Boat,’ ‘Bloodshot,’ and ‘Lou Lou.’ First and foremost, he considers himself a musical journalist who not only documents what he feels, but also what he sees. But before the listener discovers his gift for weaving emotion, detail, and humanity into a unique blend of classic soul and modern pop production, they will hear his voice and be bowled over.
2018 is already shaping up to be a breakthrough year for Albin Lee Meldau, a singer-songwriter who hails from Gothenburg, Sweden, the son of a Swedish jazz singer mom and a British punk rocker dad. His debut album follows two impressive EPs that have already notched nearly 30 million streams on Spotify.
Meldau was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2017 Grammis (Sweden’s Grammy Awards) and won the 2016 Anchor Award, an international competition hosted by the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany that seeks out the best new emerging talent. He was selected by a jury that included producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie) who sang the young artist’s praises in presenting him the award: “Something is pouring out of his heart and soul when he sings.”
Albin Lee Meldau will be touring the UK and Europe in the summer. Watch this space as dates are expected to be announced shortly.